Chapter 11.06


11.06.010    Closure to prevent road damage.

11.06.020    Authorized truck routes.

11.06.030    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. 1939-0519 § 1 (part), 2019: Ord. 1792-1011 § 2 (part), 2011)

11.06.020 Authorized truck routes.

It is the purpose of this section to restrict truck traffic in the city of Shelton to the maximum extent possible to the state highway system or to authorized truck routes, and to prohibit truck traffic on city arterials and streets except where no alternative state highway route or authorized truck route is available. In furtherance of this purpose, all trucks, truck tractors, truck and trailer combinations or truck tractor and semitrailer combinations over eight feet in width and over forty-six feet in length shall be restricted to the state highway system or to one of the following authorized routes while traveling to and from locations within the city; provided, when such locations are not immediately adjacent to a state highway route or an authorized truck route, vehicles described in this section shall use the shortest and most direct city arterial route between the nearest highway route or authorized truck route and such departure location or destination location, and such vehicles may not use city nonarterial streets except when traveling directly between such locations and the nearest arterial, highway or authorized truck route. The following streets and highways shall be designated as approved truck routes in the city:

A.    Alder Street between 7th Street and 1st Street;

B.    Railroad Avenue between 12th Street and Front Street;

C.    State Route 3;

D.    Olympic Highway North from Wallace Kneeland Boulevard to 7th Street;

E.    Wallace Kneeland Boulevard;

F.    East Johns Prairie Road from North 13th Street to city limits;

G.    Northcliff Road;

H.    13th Street from K Street to city limits;

I.    Franklin Street between 7th Street and 1st Street;

J.    Cedar Street between 7th Street and 1st Street;

K.    7th Street between Railroad Avenue and Cedar Street;

L.    1st Street. (Ord. 1939-0519 § 1 (part), 2019)

11.06.030 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. 1939-0519 § 1 (part), 2019: Ord. 1792-1011 § 2 (part), 2011. Formerly 11.06.020)