Dayton, Virginia, is located just a few miles south of Harrisonburg off of Route 42. It is a quaint and friendly town, known for its buggies, farmers market, and the annual harvest festival (which is coming up next Saturday, October 1st!). Recently, the Dayton Town Council voted unanimously in favor of rerouting truck, trailer, and semi-trailer traffic away from the downtown area.
In essence, the ban (or rerouting) would cause less traffic to occur on the main streets of Dayton, and would provide a safer environment with less risk of accidents in the town, which is quite popular with bicyclists and joggers — not to mention children.
This proposal still has to be approved by the Commonwealth Transportation Board, and no one really knows how long that will take.