CITY CODE
CITY OF SHOREWOOD MINNESOTA


610.09 SEASONAL WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS:

Subd. 1. The purpose of this section is to preserve the condition of the public streets within the city from serious damage and destruction by the excessive use of the streets by trucks and other heavily laden vehicles, to reduce the amount of loss and expense to the taxpayers of the city for street maintenance and to reduce the amount of dirt, noise and other undesirable conditions created by such traffic.

Subd. 2. It shall be unlawful for any vehicle or combination of vehicles during the Spring Load Restriction (SLR) dates recommended by MnDOT and Hennepin County (whichever is more restrictive) of any year to operate upon the streets or highways within the city with a gross weight of any single axle exceeding 8,000 pounds. The Public Works Director may prohibit the operation of vehicles upon any public street or highway within the city or impose further restrictions as to the weight of vehicles to be operated upon the streets or highways, whenever that street or highway may be seriously damaged or destroyed by vehicular use, including, but not limited to deterioration, usage, rain, snow or other climatic conditions.

Subd. 3. School buses are given special permission to proceed with normal operation of their regularly established routes and at all regularly established hours.

Subd. 4. Any other provision of this section notwithstanding, refuse haulers, heating trucks, city trucks or any other vehicle may be exempted by special permit as follows:

a. The owner thereof shall first secure from the Public Works Director a certificate setting forth the route or routes and the conditions under which such vehicle or combination of vehicles may be operated, and such vehicle or combination of vehicles shall thereafter be so operated in accordance with the terms of such certificate;

b. The Public Works Director is empowered and it is made his or her duty to issue or deny, or issue in modified form, such certificates upon application and to prescribe therein the route or routes and the conditions for operations under each such certificate, and in determining such route or routes and such conditions, the Public Works Director shall permit maximum use of the particular highways and bridges consistent with the maximum capacity of such highways or bridges, as determined with highway engineering practice;

c. The Public Works Director shall have the power to revoke or modify the terms of any existing certificate at any time in the event of operations in violation of any such certificate or in the event of changed conditions requiring such action. The original or a correct copy of the certificate under which operations are being conducted shall be carried at all times in the driver’s cab or in any vehicle or combination of vehicles while the same is being operated thereunder.

Subd. 5. Exemption from provisions.

a. The following streets or highways within the city are specifically exempted from the provisions of Subd. 2 of this section:

Academy Avenue
Apple Road
Bayswater Road
Boulder Bridge Drive
Boulder Bridge Lane
Brom’s Blvd
Burlwood Court
Charleston Circle
Chartwell Hill
Chestnut Court
Chestnut Terrace
Christopher Road
Country Club Road
Covington Court
Covington Road from Vine Hill Road to Ridge Road
Deer Ridge
Elbert Point
Eureka Road - Highway 7 to Smithtown Road
Eureka Road – Smithtown Road to Birch Bluff Road
Excelsior Blvd.
Fairway Drive
Galpin Lake Road
Kelsey Drive
Knightsbridge Road
Lake Linden Drive
Lake Linden Court
Lake Virginia Cove
Manor Road
Maple Leaf Circle
Marsh Pointe Drive
Marsh Pointe Circle
Marsh Pointe Court
Mary Lake Trail
McKinley Circle
McKinley Court
McKinley Place
Mill Street
Minnetonka Boulevard
Muirfield Circle
Near Mountain Boulevard
Oak Leaf Trail
Old Market Road
Park Lane
St. Albans Bay Road
Shorewood Oaks Drive
Sierra Circle
Silver Lake Trail
Smithtown Road
Smithtown Way
Stratford Place
Sweetwater Circle
Sweetwater Court
Sweetwater Curve
Vine Hill Road
Vine Ridge Road
Waterford Circle
Waterford Court
Waterford Place
Whitney Circle
Yellowstone Trail

b. It shall be unlawful for any vehicle or combination of vehicles during the Spring Load Restriction (SLR) dates recommended by MnDOT and Hennepin County (whichever is more restrictive) of any year to operate upon any of the above streets or highways within the city with a gross weight of any single axle exceeding 12,000 pounds. The Public Works Director may prohibit the operation of vehicles upon any public street or highway within the city or impose further restrictions as to the weight of vehicles to be operated upon the streets or highways, whenever that street or highway may be seriously damaged or destroyed by vehicular use, including, but not limited to deterioration, usage, rain, snow or other climatic conditions.

(Ord. 222, 3-12-90) (Ord. 297, 2-27-95, Ord. 508, 02-24-14)

 


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