10.750 Heavy Traffic Routes and Other Vehicle Restrictions.

(1) Definitions.

Heavy through traffic shall mean heavy traffic on a trip which does not originate from or terminate in the City of Manitowoc.

Heavy traffic shall mean all vehicles or combinations of vehicles, other than motor buses, designed or used for transporting property of any nature and having a gross weight of more than 10,000 pounds.

Heavy traffic routes shall be those routes specified in subsection (3) of this section.

(2) Heavy Traffic Requirement. It shall be a violation of this section for heavy traffic to travel on streets in the City of Manitowoc, except over the heavy traffic routes specified in subsection (3) of this section; provided, that for the purpose of obtaining, moving or delivering supplies, commodities or equipment, heavy traffic may deviate from the heavy traffic routes provided for in subsection (3) of this section, but only if the vehicle travels between the heavy traffic route and its point of origin or destination by the shortest, most practical route available. Operators of heavy traffic vehicles which deviate from the routes listed in subsection (3) of this section must, upon request, present a bill of lading indicating the pick up or delivery location in the City of Manitowoc.

The requirements in this subsection (2) do not apply to vehicles owned or leased by Federal or State governments or political subdivisions thereof, when actually engaged in governmental functions.

(3) Heavy Traffic Routes.

(a) Heavy Through Traffic Route. Heavy through traffic shall be prohibited from traveling on streets or highways in the City of Manitowoc except over state trunk highways and county trunk highways.

(b) Other Heavy Traffic Routes. Other heavy traffic shall be restricted to utilizing the following streets:

1. All marked Federal, State and County highways, whether or not included in the streets listed below.

2. Albert Drive from CTH “B” east to Mirro Drive.

3. Calumet Avenue from the City limits east to South 26th Street.

4. Challenge Lane from Dewey Street to the south 300 feet.

5. Clipper Drive from South 41st Street to Custer Street.

6. Custer Street from the City limits east to South 26th Street.

7. Dewey Street from South Rapids Road (CTH “R”) east to South 10th Street.

8. Dufek Drive from Calumet Avenue to Custer Street.

9. Expo Drive from South 41st Street to South Rapids Road (CTH “R”).

10. Fairmont Street from North 23rd Street to North 30th Street.

11. Franklin Street from South 26th Street east to South 6th Street.

12. South Frontage Road from Calumet Avenue to South 42nd Street (CTH “CR”).

13. Deleted by Ord. 11-772.

14. Harbor Town Lane from South 41st Street to Dewey Street.

15. I-Tec Drive from Calumet Avenue to West Drive.

16. Magnolia Avenue from North 8th Street to North 18th Street.

17. Menasha Avenue from North Rapids Road (CTH “R”) east to Waldo Boulevard.

18. Rapids Road from Calumet Avenue to Custer Street.

19. Vits Drive from Dufek Drive to South 63rd Street.

20. West Drive from Dufek Drive to South 59th Street.

21. South 10th Street from Madison Street to Viebahn Street.

22. South 21st Street from Franklin Street, across the viaduct to North 18th Street and to Magnolia Avenue.

23. North 23rd Street from Waldo Boulevard to Fairmont Street.

24. South 26th Street from Franklin Street to a point 1,350 feet south of Dewey Street.

25. South 30th Street from Custer Street to Viebahn Street.

26. North 30th Street from Fairmont Street to Menasha Avenue.

27. South 41st Street from Calumet Avenue to Custer Street.

28. South 59th Street from West Drive to Custer Street.

29. South 63rd Street from Vits Drive to Custer Street.

30. South 16th Street from Washington Street to 700 feet north of Wollmer Street.

31. Quay Street from South Lakeview Drive to South 8th Street.

32. South Lakeview Drive from Quay Street to the Lake Michigan Car Ferry Dock.

(4) Heavy Truck Routes to Be Marked. The Chief of Police is authorized and directed to cause the installation of signs identifying the truck routes listed in subsection (3) of this section which are not part of Federal, State or County marked highways.

(5) Injury to Streets by Vehicles Prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any vehicle on any street which causes or likely to cause injury to such street. The Director of Public Works, any of his designees and any police officer may prohibit the operation of any vehicle in violation of this subsection (5). The owner as well as the operator of any vehicle which causes injury to any City street shall be liable to the City for all such damages.

(6) Bridge and Culvert Weight Limits. The City Engineer, subject to approval by the Common Council, may indicate the maximum gross vehicle weight or axle weight considered safe for passage over any bridge or culvert on any City street where such gross weight is less than otherwise permitted by Statute without a special permit. Any such limitation shall be indicated by a sign erected on or within 100 feet before each end of such structure.

(7) Forfeiture. The operator of any vehicle operating in violation of this section shall forfeit not less than $50.00 nor more than $100.00 for each offense.

[Ord. 11-772 §§ 1 – 5, 2011; Ord. 07-244 § 8, 2007; Ord. 07-170 § 1, 2007; Ord. 06-705 § 5, 2006; Ord. 05-770 § 4, 2005; Ord. 05-116 § 2, 2005. Prior code § 10.14]