Chapter 10.40
TRUCK ROUTES

Sections:

10.40.010    Establishing weight limits.

10.40.020    Exceptions.

10.40.030    Designation.

10.40.040    Locations of weight restrictions.

10.40.010 Establishing weight limits.

The Director is authorized to designate certain highways or parts thereof upon which the operation of commercial vehicles shall be prohibited as follows:

A. Whenever the Director finds that a highway is unimproved as the word “unimproved” is used in Section 35706 of the Vehicle Code and the nature of the pavement or surface is such that it will be injured if vehicles of over a certain gross weight are permitted to operate thereon, the Director shall erect signs specifying the weight which the Director finds should be prohibited;

B. Whenever the Director finds that the use of any street, road, or highway located in the City by any commercial vehicle exceeding a gross weight of fourteen thousand (14,000 lbs) pounds would not be in the best public interest or would be unsafe, and such street, road, or highway may be limited as to use in accordance with Section 35712 of the Vehicle Code, the Director shall erect appropriate signs;

C. Whenever any structure of a bridge on a highway on which no weight limit has been imposed is such that it is unsafe for the vehicles over a certain weight to use the bridge, and whenever the Director finds that the structure of a bridge on a highway on which a weight limit has been imposed is such that the use of vehicles over a certain weight which is less than the weight limit on such highway would be unsafe, the Director shall erect appropriate weight limit signs at both entrances to such bridges as provided in this title;

D. Wherever the Director finds that the use of any highway by a commercial vehicle exceeding a gross weight of three (3) tons would not be in the best public interest or would be unsafe or would create undue hazards to local traffic, the Director may erect appropriate signs prohibiting commercial vehicles as provided in Section 21100 of the Vehicle Code;

E. The Public Works Director may issue a permit for the operation of vehicles on City roadways that are in excess of the maximum load or size as specified in the Vehicle Code. The permit shall specify the description of the vehicle and shall be subject to such conditions as are deemed advisable in accordance with prevailing traffic conditions on the highway to be used;

F. When signs are in place giving notice of any of the provisions of this section, no person shall disobey the directions or provisions posted on the signs. [Ord. 7-2009 §3, eff. 5-1-2009; Ord. 2000-14A §1, eff. 10-25-2000; Ord. 2000-1 §1, eff. 7-1-2000]

10.40.020 Exceptions.

Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit the operator of any vehicle exceeding the maximum gross weight of three (3) tons coming from a truck route having ingress and egress by direct route to and from a restricted street, when necessary for the purpose of making pickups or deliveries of goods, wares and merchandise from or to any building or structure located on such restricted streets, or for the purpose of delivering materials to be used in the actual and bona fide repair, alteration, remodeling or construction of any building or structure upon such restricted streets, for which a building permit has been previously obtained. The provisions of this chapter do not apply to a passenger bus under the jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission, or owned by a bus company licensed by the City, or to any vehicle owned by a public utility while necessarily in use in the construction, installation or repair of any public utility or any vehicle owned by the City while necessarily in use in the construction, installation or repair of a City utility or street. [Ord. 7-2009 §3, eff. 5-1-2009; Ord. 2000-14A §1, eff. 10-25-2000; Ord. 2000-1 §1, eff. 7-1-2000]

10.40.030 Designation.

The Director is authorized to designate any roadway by appropriate signs as a truck route for the movement of vehicles exceeding a maximum gross weight limit of three (3) tons where in his opinion such designation is required. [Ord. 7-2009 §3, eff. 5-1-2009; Ord. 2000-14A §1, eff. 10-25-2000; Ord. 2000-1 §1, eff. 7-1-2000]

10.40.040 Locations of weight restrictions.

Hampton Oaks Drive

7 tons

Grantline Road between Highway 99 and Wilton Road

7 tons

Mainline Drive between Waterman Road and Elk Grove Boulevard

7 tons

Mosher Road between Waterman Road and Grant Line Road

7 tons

Elk Grove Boulevard between Highway 99 and Grant Line Road

7 tons

Kammerer Road between Bruceville Road and Highway 99

7 tons

[Ord. 7-2009 §3, eff. 5-1-2009; Ord. 2000-14A §1, eff. 10-25-2000; Ord. 2000-1 §1, eff. 7-1-2000]