Chapter 8.40


8.40.010    Definitions.

8.40.020    Application of regulation.

8.40.030    Exceptions.

8.40.040    Truck routes established.

8.40.050    Truck traffic in the city.

8.40.060    Maps.

8.40.070    Signage.

8.40.080    Violation—Penalty.

8.40.010 Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meaning given in this section. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words in the plural number include the singular number, and words in the singular number include the plural number. “Shall” is always mandatory and not merely directory.

A.    “City” is the city of Yakima.

B.    “Deviating truck” is a truck which leaves and departs from a truck route while traveling inside the city.

C.    “Person” is any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company, or organization of any kind.

D.    “Truck” is any vehicle designed or operated for the transportation of property, and whose body weight or whose combined body and load weight or whose rated capacity exceeds twenty-six thousand pounds.

E.    “Truck route” is a way over certain streets, as designated in this chapter, over and along which trucks coming into and going out of the city must operate. (Ord. 2020-012 § 1, 2020: Ord. 2018-024 § 1 (Exh. A), 2018).

8.40.020 Application of regulation.

All trucks operating within the city only shall be operated over and along the truck routes established in this chapter unless falling under an exception. (Ord. 2018-024 § 1 (Exh. A), 2018).

8.40.030 Exceptions.

This chapter shall not prohibit:

A.    Operation on Street of Destination. The operation of trucks upon any street where necessary to conduct the business at a destination point, provided streets upon which such 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.    Public Utilities. The operation of trucks owned or operated by the city, public utilities, any contractor or materialman, while engaged in the repair, maintenance or construction of streets, street improvements, or street utilities within the city;

D.    Detoured Trucks. The operation of trucks upon any officially established detour in any case where such truck could lawfully be operated upon the street for which the detour is established. (Ord. 2018-024 § 1 (Exh. A), 2018).

8.40.040 Truck routes established.

A.    There are established within the city the following truck routes:

1.    N/S 1st St—From the I-82/Hwy 12 Interchange south to the city limits.

2.    N 5th Ave—Between Fruitvale Blvd and MLK Blvd.

3.    N/S 16th Ave—From Hwy 12 south to Ahtanum Rd.

4.    N/S 40th Ave—From Hwy 12 south to W Washington Ave.

5.    S 64th Ave—Between Tieton Drive and Ahtanum Rd.

6.    W “I” St—Between N 1st St and N 6th Ave.

7.    Fruitvale Blvd—Between N 5th Ave and N 40th Ave.

8.    Summitview Ave—From N 40th Ave west to the city limits.

9.    E/W Nob Hill Blvd—Between the east city limits and S 72nd Ave.

10.    E/W Washington Ave—Between S 1st St and S 64th Ave.

11.    E Lincoln Ave—Between Fair Ave and N 5th Ave.

12.    E MLK Blvd—Between Fair Ave and N 5th Ave.

13.    Fair Ave—Between Lincoln/MLK Couplet and Nob Hill Blvd.

14.    Tieton Drive—From 40th Ave west to the city limits.

15.    Pacific Avenue—From Fair Ave to 18th St.

16.    18th Street—From Pacific Ave to Mead Ave.

17.    6th Avenue—From “I” St to Gordon Rd.

18.    Ahtanum Rd—From 16th Avenue to west city limits.

19.    72nd Ave from Summitview Ave to Nob Hill Blvd.

20.    Yakima Ave—between the east city limits and N 8th St.

21.    96th Ave—between Summitview Ave and Tieton Dr.

22.    River Rd—between 6th Ave and Fruitvale Blvd.

B.    All trucks entering the city for destination points outside the city shall operate only over and along the routes designated in this section. (Ord. 2018-024 § 1 (Exh. A), 2018).

8.40.050 Truck traffic in the city.

A.    All trucks entering the city for a destination point or multiple destination points in the city shall proceed only over an established truck route and shall deviate only at the intersection with the street nearest to the destination point. Upon leaving the destination point, a deviating truck shall return to the truck route by the shortest permissible route to proceed to the next destination point or to leave the city.

B.    All trucks, on a trip originating in the city, shall proceed by the shortest direction to an established truck route. (Ord. 2018-024 § 1 (Exh. A), 2018).

8.40.060 Maps.

The public works director shall keep, maintain, and make available to the public accurate maps setting out truck routes and streets upon which truck traffic is permitted. (Ord. 2018-024 § 1 (Exh. A), 2018).

8.40.070 Signage.

The public works director shall cause all truck routes to be clearly sign-posted to give notice that this chapter is in effect. (Ord. 2018-024 § 1 (Exh. A), 2018).

8.40.080 Violation—Penalty.

Violation of or failure to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall be a traffic infraction punishable by a fine not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars. (Ord. 2020-012 § 2, 2020: Ord. 2018-024 § 1 (Exh. A), 2018).