Reno Council Votes for Restrictions on Truck Stop Locations

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The Reno City Council voted Wednesday night in favor of an ordinance imposing restrictions on where truck stops could be built, according to City Spokesman Chris Good.

Good says the ordinance would require truck stops be at least a quarter mile from residential areas. It would also require they be located close to interchanges.

People spoke in opposition of a proposed truck stop at I-80 and Robb Drive during Wednesday's meeting. Some residents of the area expressed concern about increased traffic, noise and pollution.

It's not yet clear if the restrictions would mean the Robb Drive-area truck stop wouldn't be possible. However, a representative of Flying J, which has proposed the idea, says the restrictions give the indication no truck stops would be allowed in Reno.

Good says although the ordinance was approved on its first reading Wednesday, it must still be considered a second time by the council. He says the ordinance will likely be back before the council in December and changes could be made to it at that time.