1. Truck Traffic
  2. Truck Restrictions
  3. Oversize Loads 

Trucks deliver goods and services to thousands of Roanoke businesses relied upon by residents. Trucks are vital for a city with a strong economy. That said, trucks can also bring noise, vibration, and annoyance to residential neighborhoods. The Transportation Division is committed to mitigating the impact of trucks on neighborhoods.

In this section, you will learn about how trucks are regulated – both by the City and by the Commonwealth. You can also see where and when trucks are restricted.

Truck Routes

While trucks are permitted on any street in the City of Roanoke if they have a destination on that street or a nearby street, all trucks are encouraged to use the system of city arterials and collectors roads for the majority of every trip.

View the Truck Routes Map

Roads Defined

  • Urban Arterial Roads: provide high-capacity multi-vehicle service from I-81, I-581, and US route 220 to local collector roads. Arterials are expected to service commercial vehicles; therefore, truck route restrictions are nominal.
  • Collector Roads: provide a link between arterial roads to residential streets as well as commercial and industrial zoned areas. Collector roads have minimal truck restriction and are essential to the flow of goods for the City of Roanoke.  There are some cases where the decision is made to restrict collector roads to through truck travel. For these instances, local destination commercial travel is still allowed but all through truck activity is prohibited. For a view of restricted collector roads, please view the Trucks Route Map.
  • Residential Streets: provide local access to shopping, entertainment, work, and housing. Due to road design and neighborhood aesthetics, commercial truck activity is limited to local deliveries only. For the purpose of visual clarity, residential streets are not included on the restricted truck route map.

View the Truck Routes Map