Chapter 66—Load and Weight Restrictions

66.01 Temporary Embargo
66.02 Permits for Repeated Trips or Excess Size and Weight
66.03 Load Limits Upon Certain Streets
66.04 Load Limits on Bridges
66.05 Truck Routes

66.01 TEMPORARY EMBARGO.

If the Council declares an embargo when it appears by reason of deterioration, rain, snow or other climatic conditions that certain streets will be seriously damaged or destroyed by vehicles weighing in excess of an amount specified by the signs, no such vehicles shall be operated on streets so designated by such signs.
(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.471 & 472)

66.02 PERMITS FOR REPEATED TRIPS OR EXCESS SIZE AND WEIGHT.

In the event repeated trips are necessary by a truck over any of the City’s streets not designated as a truck route, or it is desired to move a truck or combination of vehicles of a size or weight or load exceeding the maximum specified by State law over streets for which the City is responsible for maintenance, written application to do so shall be made by the owner or an authorized representative on forms provided by the Clerk prior to commencing such activities, setting forth in detail the route proposed to be traveled. Permission from the Council or its authorized representative shall be a prerequisite to the continuance of such activities, and the route proposed to be traveled shall be subject to revision and alteration by the Council or its authorized representative, and the decision rendered shall be binding on the applicant.

66.03 LOAD LIMITS UPON CERTAIN STREETS.

When signs are erected giving notice thereof, no person shall operate any vehicle with a gross weight in excess of the amounts specified on such signs at any time upon any of the following streets or parts of streets:
(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.473 & 475)
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66.04 LOAD LIMITS ON BRIDGES.

Where it has been determined that any City bridge has a capacity less than the maximum permitted on the streets of the City, or on the street serving the bridge, the Council may cause to be posted and maintained signs on said bridge and at suitable distances ahead of the entrances thereof to warn drivers of such maximum load limits, and no person shall drive a vehicle weighing, loaded or unloaded, upon said bridge in excess of such posted limit.
(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.471)

66.05 TRUCK ROUTES.

Truck route regulations are established as follows:

  1. Truck Routes Designated. Every motor vehicle weighing three (3) tons or more, when loaded or empty, having no fixed terminal within the City or making no scheduled or definite stops within the City for the purpose of loading or unloading shall travel over or upon the following streets within the City and none other: (Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.473)
    STREET OR AVENUE FROM TO
    Maple City limit City limit
    Cottonwood City limit City limit
    Walnut Cottonwood Vine
    Ash Cottonwood Vine
    Main Locust Walnut
    Linn Maple Locust
    Locust Main Linn
    Erickson Maple N. end of street
    Park Maple N. end of street
    Vine Walnut Ash
  2. Deliveries Off Truck Route. Any motor vehicle weighing three (3) tons or more, when loaded or empty, having a fixed terminal, making a scheduled or definite stop within the City for the purpose of loading or unloading shall proceed over or upon the designated routes set out in this section to the nearest point of its scheduled or definite stop and shall proceed thereto, load or unload and return, by the most direct route to its point of departure from said designated route. (Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.473)
  3. Employer’s Responsibility. The owner, or any other person, employing or otherwise directing the driver of any vehicle shall not require or knowingly permit the operation of such vehicle upon a street in any manner contrary to this section. (Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.473)