Chapter 10.28


10.28.010    Limit restrictions.

10.28.020    Exemptions.

10.28.030    Streets excepted.

10.28.040    Concurrence with county restrictions.

10.28.050    Violation--Penalty.

10.28.010 Limit restrictions.

A.  All streets in the town except as set forth in Section 10.28.030 are closed to vehicles whose gross weight (vehicle and load), exceed twelve thousand pounds and whose tire loading do not exceed the following:

Allowable Loads Per Tire



Tire Size

Gross Load


1400 lbs


1600 lbs


1800 lbs


1800 lbs


1900 lbs


2250 lbs


2750 lbs

Maximum allowable loads

30,000 lbs

B.  Local deliveries by vehicles which exceed these limits will be allowed over the shortest practical path from the closest exempted street by permit only.  (Ord. 178-B §1(part), 1986)

10.28.020 Exemptions.

The following vehicles are specifically exempted from the load limits set out in Section 10.28.010:

A.  School buses for travel to or from school;

B.  Municipal or utilities vehicles such as snow plows, garbage trucks, electric power trucks, etc.;

C.  Emergency vehicles such as fire trucks, ambulances, police vehicles, etc.;

D.  State and county maintenance vehicles.  (Ord. 178-B §1(part), 1986)

10.28.030 Streets excepted.

This chapter does not apply to the operation of vehicles on the following streets:

A.  Main Street, State Highway 2;

B.  West Street, State Highway 21.  (Ord. 178-B §2, 1986)

10.28.040 Concurrence with county restrictions.

These restrictions will be concurrent with the load limit restrictions placed by Lincoln County on their roads around the town.  (Ord. 178-B §4, 1986)

10.28.050 Violation--Penalty.

A.  Every person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed to have committed a civil infraction subject to the fines set forth in Section 1.08.030.

B.  In addition to the fines set out in subsection A of this section, add three cents per excess pound, no part of which may be suspended or mitigated.  (Ord. 376 §16, 2001:  Ord. 367 §24, 2001:  Ord. 178-B §3, 1986)