Chapter 11.06
LOAD RESTRICTIONS AND STREET CLOSURES

Sections:

11.06.010    Closure to prevent road damage.

11.06.020    Civil liability penalty.

11.06.010 Closure to prevent road damage.

All city streets are subject to closure for travel if necessary to prevent damage due to rain, snow, freezing, construction, damage, or other conditions. The director of public works or his/her designee shall have authority to order that street(s) be closed to all vehicles, or that they shall be closed only to oversized vehicles. For purposes of this section, “oversized vehicles” shall be defined as fully loaded trucks over twenty-six thousand pounds GVRW. Before closing said city streets, the public works director or designee shall post notices of such closing at each end of said streets, for the purpose of giving due notice to the public of said closure of a street or streets. Authorized emergency vehicles, as defined in RCW 46.04.040, school buses, and motor trucks transporting perishable commodities or commodities necessary for the health and welfare of local residents shall be allowed to operate on closed roads under weight and speed restrictions established by the city. (Ord. 1792-1011 § 2 (part), 2011)

11.06.020 Civil liability penalty.

In addition to being assessed a traffic infraction or subjected to other penalties applicable by law, violators of this chapter are also subject to civil liability for the damage caused by any violations of height, weight, or load restrictions or street closures per the provisions of RCW 46.44.110 and 46.44.120. (Ord. 1792-1011 § 2 (part), 2011)