REFERENCE TITLE: truck routes; signage
State of Arizona
First Regular Session
Senators Carroll: Gowan, Shamp; Representatives Cook, Livingston, Wilmeth
amending section 28-1106, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to vehicle size, weight and load.
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Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Section 28-1106, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
28-1106. Restriction on highway usage
A. By ordinance or resolution and for a total period of not more than ninety days in any one calendar year, a local authority with respect to highways under its jurisdiction may prohibit the operation of a vehicle on the highway or may impose restrictions as to the weight of a vehicle to be operated on the highway if the highway by reason of deterioration, rain, snow or other climatic conditions will be seriously damaged or destroyed unless the use of vehicles on the highway is prohibited or the permissible weights of the vehicles are reduced.
B. A local authority enacting an ordinance or resolution pursuant to subsection A of this section shall erect or cause signs to be erected and maintained designating the provisions of the ordinance or resolution at each end of that portion of a highway affected by the ordinance or resolution. The ordinance or resolution is not effective until the signs are erected and maintained.
C. A local authority with respect to highways under its jurisdiction may prohibit by ordinance or resolution the operation of trucks or other commercial vehicles or may impose limitations as to the weight of vehicles on designated highways. The local authority shall place appropriate signs on the highway to designate the prohibitions and limitations.
D. The director has authority as granted by this section to local authorities to determine by resolution and to impose restrictions as to the weight of vehicles operated on a highway under the jurisdiction of the director. The restrictions are effective when signs giving notice of the restrictions are erected on the highway or portion of the highway affected by the resolution.
E. The signs prescribed in subsections C and D of this section shall be placed at least every one-quarter mile along designated highways, shall inform the public of the restrictions and shall direct the public to the fastest route to leave a restricted route. The restrictions imposed pursuant to subsections C and D of this section before, on and after the effective date of this amendment to this section are unenforceable if the director or local authority fails to erect or maintain signs as prescribed by this subsection.