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Updated 07/2011

Truck Route and Weight Restriction Provisions

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About Truck Routes and Weight Restrictions

Local authorities are authorized by RCW 46.44.080  to prohibit the operation of motor trucks or other vehicles and to impose limits as to their weight under certain circumstances. However, local authorities  may not prohibit the use of any street designated by the State Transportation Commission as forming a part of any primary state highway or impose any restrictions or reductions in permissible weights unless the restrictions are first approved in writing by the State Department of Transportation. This statute also requires that the local authority imposing such restrictions do so by proper ordinance or resolution, and it must erect and maintain signs designating the provisions of the ordinance at each end of the public highway affected. The statute further provides that no such ordinance or resolution shall be effective until such signs are erected and maintained.

Statutes

Ordinance Provisions

  • Algona Municipal Code  Ch. 10.16 - Vehicle Weight Limits and Regulation of Large Motor Vehicles
  • Bellevue Municipal Code  Ch. 11.70 - Regulating the Kinds and Classes of Traffic on Certain Streets
  • Burien
    • Burien Municipal Code Ch. 10.20 - Size, Weight and Load Regulations
    • Burien Municipal Code  Ch. 10.30- Special Permits and Permit Procedures (Drivers and Vehicles)
  • Clallam County Code  Ch. 9.33 - Bridge Weight Limits
  • Clark County
    • Clark County Code Ch. 10.06 - Size, Weight and Load Requirements
    • Clark County Code Ch. 10.06A - Overlegal Truck Loads, Structure Move
    • Clark County Code Ch. 10.08A - Vehicle Load Limits
  • Edmonds
    • Edmonds Municipal Code  Ch. 8.56 - Regulating Traffic on Certain Highways
    • Edmonds Municipal Code Section 8.64.080  - Schedule VIII – Commercial vehicles prohibited from using certain streets
  • Issaquah Municipal Code, Ch. 10.36 - Truck Routes
  • Longview Municipal Code, Ch. 11.68 - Load Limits - Truck Routes
  • Shelton Municipal Code Ch. 11.40- Load Restrictions and Street Closures
  • Seattle Municipal Code, Ch. 11.62  - Regulating the Kinds and Classes of Traffic on Certain Streets
  • Spokane 
  • Tacoma Municipal Code, Ch, 11.55 (Adobe Acrobat Document 354 MB, begins on page 62 of file) - Heavy Haul Industrial Corridor
  • Whatcom County
    • Whatcom County Code, Chapter 10.30 - Permanent Weight Limits
    • Whatcom County Code, Chapter 10.32 - Movement of Oversize Vehicles

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