Chapter 12.15
LOAD RESTRICTIONS ON STREETS

Sections:

12.15.010    Street closure policy.

12.15.020    Winter and emergency load restrictions.

12.15.010 Street closure policy.

The following policy is approved and adopted, and henceforth all street closure and load limit restrictions will be disseminated in accordance with this policy insofar as it is possible to do so:

A. A list of streets which will remain open and available for school bus use during thawing conditions will be supplied to each and every school district operating on City streets within the City.

B. In the event street closures are required, the school district will be notified prior to 1:00 p.m. of the day preceding the street closures on school bus routes, to be effective the following day. If the morning pickup of children is accomplished, the school district will be permitted to use these routes for the returning of the children to their normal bus stops.

C. School buses will be permitted to turn around at the intersection of a school bus route which is closed, and the open route with the minimum maneuvering possible on the closed street in the intersection area.

D. The City will establish the necessary communications with the school districts to provide the proper notification. The city manager will initiate street closures and, unless specified otherwise, closures shall be City-wide. [Ord. 11-0330 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 03-0180 §§ 1, 2; Ord. 02-0141 § 1; Ord. 98-0024 §§ 1, 2 (KCC 14.12.010).]

12.15.020 Winter and emergency load restrictions.

The following emergency restrictions shall be in effect on City streets during such periods of freezing and thawing conditions as determined by the city manager:

 

REGULAR WINTER LOAD RESTRICTIONS

Conventional

 

Tubeless or Special with 0.5 Marking

Tire Size

Gross Load Each Tire

 

Tire Size

Gross Load Each Tire

7.00

 

1,800 lbs.

 

8-22.5    

 

2,250 lbs.

7.50

 

2,250 lbs.

 

9-22.5    

 

2,800 lbs.

8.25

 

2,800 lbs.

 

10-22.5    

 

3,400 lbs.

9.00

 

3,400 lbs.

 

11-22.5    

 

4,000 lbs.

10.00

 

4,000 lbs.

 

11-24.5    

 

4,000 lbs.

11.00

 

4,500 lbs.

 

12-22.5    

 

4,500 lbs.

12.00

or over

4,500 lbs.

 

12-24.5     

or over

4,500 lbs.

EMERGENCY LOAD RESTRICTIONS

Conventional Tires

 

Tubeless or Special with 0.5 Marking

Tire Size

Gross Load Each Tire

 

Tire Size

Gross Load Each Tire

7.00

 

1,800 lbs.

 

8-22.5    

 

1,800 lbs.

7.50

 

1,800 lbs.

 

9-22.5    

 

1,900 lbs.

8.25

 

1,900 lbs.

 

10-22.5    

 

2,250 lbs.

9.00

 

2,250 lbs.

 

11-22.5    

 

2,750 lbs.

10.00

 

2,750 lbs.

 

11-24.5    

 

2,750 lbs.

11.00

or over

3,000 lbs.

 

12-22.5    

or over

3,000 lbs.

A further load restriction of five tons gross on any vehicle may be placed on streets under severe conditions. [Ord. 11-0330 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 03-0180 §§ 1, 2; Ord. 02-0141 § 1; Ord. 98-0024 §§ 1, 2 (KCC 14.12.020).]