CHAPTER 8-8: REGULATION OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

SECTIONS:

8-8-1:    DEFINITIONS:

8-8-2:    THROUGH TRUCK ROUTES:

8-8-3:    LOCAL TRUCK ROUTES:

8-8-4:    REQUIRED ROUTES:

8-8-5:    EXEMPTIONS FOR USE OF CERTAIN NONDESIGNATED ROADWAYS:

8-8-6:    ADDITIONAL EXEMPTIONS:

8-8-7:    PENALTY:

8-8-1 DEFINITIONS:

DEVIATING TRUCK: A truck which leaves and departs from a truck route while traveling inside the City.

TRUCK: Any commercial motor vehicle which has a vehicle rated chassis capacity in excess of one (1) ton, and which is designated or used primarily for the carrying of property other than the effects of the driver or passengers, and includes a motor vehicle to which has been added a box, platform or other equipment for such carrying, and also includes trailers being towed.

THROUGH TRUCK ROUTE: A way over certain streets, as designated herein, over and along which trucks coming into and going out of the City must operate unless otherwise exempted pursuant to Sections 8-8-5 or 8-8-6.

LOCAL TRUCK ROUTE: Those streets or roads which shall be used by a truck to arrive at an in-City destination which is not located on a Through Truck Route or to reach a Through Truck Route when departing from an in-City origination when the point of origination is not on a Through Truck Route.

8-8-2 THROUGH TRUCK ROUTES:

There is hereby established within the City the following Through Truck Routes:

(A) Highway 69

(B) Highway 89

(C) Whipple - Montezuma Connector

(D) Willow Creek Road

(E) Sixth Street/Merritt Street (Whipple St. to Sheldon St.)

(F) Williamson Valley Road

(G) Iron Springs Road

8-8-3 LOCAL TRUCK ROUTES:

In addition to those streets in the City designated as "Through Truck Routes", the following streets shall be designated as Local Truck Routes:

(A) Sturm Ruger

(B) Larry Caldwell Drive and Wilkinson Drive (Highway 89 to Airport)

(C) Miller Valley Road (Four-Points Intersection to Grove Avenue to West Gurley Street)

(D) West Gurley Street (from west end of Granite Creek Bridge to Thumb Butte Road)

(E) Thumb Butte Road from West Gurley Street to City Limits

(F) Gail Gardner Way

(G) Copper Basin Road

(H) Mount Vernon Street, south from Sheldon Street to City Limits

(I) Haisley Road

(J) Sundog Ranch Road

8-8-4 REQUIRED ROUTES:

(A) All trucks using City streets must travel over the designated Through Truck Routes unless otherwise exempted pursuant to Sections 8-8-5 or 8-8-6.

8-8-5 EXEMPTIONS FOR USE OF CERTAIN NONDESIGNATED ROADWAYS:

Trucks entering the City going to an in-City destination, leaving the City from an in-City point of origination and/or conducting business between points within the City, shall conform to the following:

(A) In-City destination, single destination. All trucks entering the City for a destination point in the City shall proceed only over an established truck route and shall deviate only at the intersection with the street upon which such traffic is permitted, nearest to the destination point. Upon leaving the destination point, a deviating truck shall return to the truck route by the shortest reasonable route.

(B) In-City destination, multiple destinations. All trucks entering the City for multiple destination points shall proceed only over established truck routes and shall deviate only at the intersection with the street upon which such traffic is permitted, nearest to the first destination point. Upon leaving the first destination point, a deviating truck shall proceed to other destination points by the shortest route and only over streets upon which such traffic is permitted. Upon leaving the last destination point, a deviating truck shall return to the truck route by the shortest reasonable route.

(C) In-City origination. All trucks on a trip originating in the City, and traveling in the City for a destination point outside the City, shall proceed by the shortest reasonable route over streets on which such traffic is permitted to a truck route as herein established.

(D) In-City origination and destination. All trucks, on a trip originating in the City, and traveling in the City for destination points in the City, shall proceed only over streets upon which such traffic is permitted.

(E) Public Utility Vehicles. Vehicles belonging to, or operated by, a public utility or its agent, traveling to an emergency incident within the City where there is a potential danger to life or property, may use whatever streets are necessary in order to arrive at the location of the emergency in the shortest period of time.

8-8-6 ADDITIONAL EXEMPTIONS:

The following are exempt from the provisions of this Chapter:

(A) Operation on street of destination. The operation of trucks upon any street where necessary to conduct business at a destination point on that street provided streets upon which traffic is permitted are used until reaching the intersection nearest the destination point.

(B) Emergency Vehicles. The operation of emergency vehicles upon any street in the City.

(C) Detoured Trucks. The operation of trucks in compliance with any designated detour in any case where such trucks could otherwise be lawfully operated upon the street for which such detour is established.

8-8-7 PENALTY:

Violation of any provision of this Chapter shall be a civil violation, and shall be subject to the provisions of Section 1-3-2 for each instance that the violation occurs. (Ord. 2310, 11-26-91)