City of Pleasant Valley, MO
Clay County
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A. 
No vehicle or combination of vehicles shall be moved or operated on any primary or interstate highway in this State plus a distance not to exceed ten (10) miles from such highways, having a greater weight than twenty thousand (20,000) pounds on one (1) axle, no combination of vehicles operated by transporters of general freight over regular routes as defined in Section 390.020, Missouri Revised Statutes, shall be moved or operated on any highway of this State having a greater weight than the vehicle manufacturer's rating on a steering axle with the maximum weight not to exceed twelve thousand (12,000) pounds on a steering axle, and no vehicle shall be moved or operated on any primary or interstate highways of this State having a greater weight than thirty-four thousand (34,000) pounds on any tandem axle; the term "tandem axle" shall mean a group of two (2) or more axles, arranged one behind another, the distance between the extremes of which is more than forty (40) inches and not more than ninety-six (96) inches apart and further provided, however, that when any vehicle or combination of vehicles with six (6) axles which includes a tandem axle group as above defined and a group of three (3) axles which are fully equalized, automatically or mechanically, and the distance between the center of the extremes of which does not exceed one hundred ten (110) inches, the Chief Engineer of the Missouri State Highways and Transportation Department shall issue a special permit for the movement thereof, as provided in Section 304.200, for twenty thousand (20,000) pounds for each axle of the tandem axle group and for sixteen thousand (16,000) pounds for each axle of the group of three (3) fully equalized axles which are equalized, automatically or mechanically, when said vehicle or combination of vehicles is used to transport excavation or construction machinery or equipment, road building machinery or farm implements over routes in the primary system and other routes that are not a part of the interstate system of highways; provided, further, that the Chief Engineer of the Missouri State Highways and Transportation Department may issue permits on the interstate system.
B. 
An "axle load" is defined as the total load transmitted to the road by all wheels whose centers are included between two (2) parallel transverse vertical planes forty (40) inches apart, extending across the full width of the vehicle.
C. 
Subject to the limit upon the weight imposed upon a primary or interstate highway through any one (1) axle or on any tandem axle, the total gross weight with load imposed upon a primary or interstate highway, plus a distance not to exceed ten (10) miles from such highways, by any group of two (2) or more consecutive axles of any vehicle or combination of vehicles shall not exceed the maximum load in pounds as set forth in the following table: Distance in feet between the extremes of any group of two (2) or more consecutive axles, measured to the nearest foot, except where indicated otherwise
Maximum load in pounds
feet
2 axles
3 axles
4 axles
5 axles
6 axles
4
34,000
5
34,000
6
34,000
7
34,000
8
34,000
34,000
More than 8
38,000
42,000
9
39,000
42,500
10
40,000
43,500
11
40,000
44,000
12
40,000
45,000
50,000
13
40,000
45,500
50,500
14
40,000
46,500
51,500
15
40,000
47,000
52,000
16
40,000
48,000
52,500
58,000
17
40,000
48,500
53,500
58,500
18
40,000
49,500
54,000
59,000
19
40,000
50,000
54,500
60,000
20
40,000
51,000
55,500
60,500
66,000
21
40,000
51,500
56,000
61,000
66,500
22
40,000
52,500
56,500
61,500
67,000
23
40,000
53,000
57,500
62,500
68,000
24
40,000
54,000
58,000
63,000
68,500
25
40,000
54,500
58,500
63,500
69,000
26
40,000
55,500
59,500
64,000
69,500
27
40,000
56,000
60,000
65,000
70,000
28
40,000
57,000
60,500
65,500
71,000
29
40,000
57,500
61,500
66,000
71,500
30
40,000
58,500
62,000
66,500
72,000
31
40,000
59,000
62,500
67,500
72,500
32
40,000
60,000
63,500
68,000
73,000
33
40,000
60,000
64,000
68,500
74,000
34
40,000
60,000
64,500
69,000
74,500
35
40,000
60,000
65,500
70,000
75,000
36
60,000
66,000
70,500
75,500
37
60,000
66,500
71,000
76,000
38
60,000
67,500
72,000
77,000
39
60,000
68,000
72,500
77,500
40
60,000
68,500
73,000
78,000
41
60,000
69,500
73,500
78,500
42
60,000
70,000
74,000
79,000
43
60,000
70,500
75,000
80,000
44
60,000
71,500
75,500
80,000
45
60,000
72,000
76,000
80,000
46
60,000
72,500
76,500
80,000
47
60,000
73,500
77,500
80,000
48
60,000
74,000
78,000
80,000
49
60,000
74,500
78,500
80,000
50
60,000
75,500
79,000
80,000
51
60,000
76,000
80,000
80,000
52
60,000
76,500
80,000
80,000
53
60,000
77,500
80,000
80,000
54
60,000
78,000
80,000
80,000
55
60,000
78,500
80,000
80,000
56
60,000
79,500
80,000
80,000
57
60,000
80,000
80,000
80,000
Notwithstanding the above table, two (2) consecutive sets of tandem axles may carry a gross load of thirty-four thousand (34,000) pounds each if the overall distance between the first and last axles of such consecutive sets of tandem axles is thirty-six (36) feet or more.
D. 
Subject to the limit upon the weight imposed upon a supplementary highway through any one (1) axle which shall not have a weight greater than eighteen thousand (18,000) pounds or on any tandem axle which shall not have a weight greater than thirty-two thousand (32,000) pounds, the total gross weight with load imposed upon the supplementary highway by any vehicle or combination of vehicles shall not exceed the gross weight given for the respective distance between the first and last axle of a single motor vehicle or by the first axle of a motor vehicle and the last axle of the last vehicle in any combination of vehicles measured longitudinally to the nearest foot as set forth in the following table:
Distance in feet between the extreme axles
Maximum load in pounds
4
32,000
5
32,000
6
32,000
7
32,000
8
33,200
9
34,400
10
35,600
11
36,800
12
38,000
13
39,200
14
40,400
15
41,600
16
42,800
17
44,000
18
45,200
19
46,400
20
47,600
21
48,800
22
50,000
23
51,000
24
52,000
25
53,000
26
54,000
27
55,000
28
56,000
29
57,000
30
58,000
31
59,000
32
60,000
33
61,100
34
62,200
35
63,500
36
64,600
37
65,900
38
67,100
39
68,300
40
69,700
41
70,800
42
72,000
43 or over
73,280
E. 
Provided however, subject to the limit upon the weight imposed through any one axle, through any tandem axle, as provided in Subsection (D) of this Section, the total gross weight with load imposed upon any bridges generally considered by the State Highways and Transportation Commission to be on the supplementary system or upon any bridges which are under the jurisdiction of and maintained by counties, townships or cities shall not exceed the gross weight given for the respective distance between the first and last axle of the total group of axles measured longitudinally to the nearest foot as set forth in the following table:
Distance in feet between the extreme axles
Maximum load in pounds
4
32,000
5
32,000
6
32,000
7
32,000
8
32,610
9
33,580
10
34,550
11
35,510
12
36,470
13
37,420
14
38,360
15
39,300
16
40,230
17
41,160
18
42,080
19
42,990
20
43,900
21
44,800
22
45,700
23
46,590
24
47,470
25
48,350
26
49,220
27
50,090
28
50,950
29
51,800
30
52,650
31
53,490
32
54,330
33
55,160
34
55,980
35
56,800
36
57,610
37
58,420
38
59,220
39
60,010
40
60,800
41
61,580
42
62,360
43
63,130
44
63,890
45 or over
64,650
The State Highways and Transportation Commission, with respect to bridges on the supplementary system, or the person in charge of supervision or maintenance of the bridges on the county, township or City roads and streets may determine and by official order declare that certain designated bridges do not appear susceptible to unreasonable and unusual damage by reason of such higher weight limits and may legally be subjected to the higher limits in this Section.
F. 
Nothing in this Section shall be construed as permitting lawful axle loads, tandem axle loads or gross loads in excess of those permitted under the provisions of Section 127 of Title 23 of the United States Code.
G. 
Additional routes may be designated by the State Highways and Transportation Commission for movement or operation by vehicles or combinations of vehicles having the weights described in Subsections (A) and (C) of this Section.
H. 
Notwithstanding the weight limitations contained in this Section, any vehicle or combination of vehicles operating on highways other than the interstate highway system may exceed single axle, tandem axle and gross weight limitations in an amount not to exceed two thousand (2,000) pounds. However, total gross weight shall not exceed eighty thousand (80,000) pounds.
A. 
No vehicle operated upon the highways of this City shall have a width, including load, in excess of ninety-six (96) inches, except clearance lights, rearview mirrors or other accessories required by Federal, State or City law or regulation; except that, vehicles having a width, including load, not in excess of one hundred two (102) inches, exclusive of clearance lights, rearview mirrors or other accessories required by law or regulations, may be operated on the interstate highways and such other highways as may be designated by the highways and transportation commission for the operation of such vehicles plus a distance not to exceed ten (10) miles from such interstate or designated highway.
B. 
No vehicle operated upon the interstate highway system or upon any route designated by the Chief Engineer of the State Highways and Transportation Department shall have a height, including load, in excess of fourteen (14) feet. On all other highways, no vehicle shall have a height, including load, in excess of thirteen and one-half (13½) feet, except that any vehicle or combination of vehicles transporting automobiles or other motor vehicles may have a height, including load, of not more than fourteen (14) feet.
C. 
No single motor vehicle operated upon the highways of this City shall have a length, including load, in excess of forty (40) feet, except as otherwise provided in this Section.
D. 
No bus or trackless trolley coach operated upon the highways of this City shall have a length in excess of forty-five (45) feet, except that such vehicles may exceed the forty-five (45) feet length when such excess length is caused by the projection of a front safety bumper or a rear safety bumper or both. Such safety bumper shall not cause the length of the bus to exceed the forty-five (45) feet length limit by more than one (1) foot in the front and one (1) foot in the rear. The term "safety bumper" means any device which may be fitted on an existing bumper or which replaces the bumper and is so constructed, treated, or manufactured that it absorbs energy upon impact.
E. 
No combination of truck-tractor and semitrailer operated upon the highways of this State shall have a length, including load, in excess of sixty (60) feet; except that in order to comply with the provisions of Title 23 of the United States Code (Public Law 97-424), no combination of truck-tractor and semitrailer operated upon the interstate highway system of this State shall have an overall length, including load, in excess of the length of the truck-tractor plus the semitrailer, the length of which shall not exceed fifty-three (53) feet.
F. 
In order to comply with the provisions of Title 23 of the United States Code (Public Law 97-424), no combination of truck-tractor, semitrailer and trailer operated upon the interstate highway system of this State shall have an overall length, including load, in excess of the length of the truck-tractor plus the semitrailer and trailer, neither of which semitrailer or trailer shall exceed twenty-eight (28) feet in length, except that any existing semitrailer or trailer up to twenty-eight and one-half (28½) feet in length actually and lawfully operated on December 1, 1982, within a sixty-five (65) foot overall length limit in any State, may continue to be operated upon the interstate highways of this State. On those primary highways not designated by the State Highways and Transportation Commission as provided in Subsection (J) of this Section, no combination of truck-tractor, semitrailer and trailer shall have an overall length, including load, in excess of sixty-five (65) feet; provided, however, the State Highways and Transportation Commission may designate additional routes for such sixty-five (65) foot combinations.
G. 
Automobile transporters, boat transporters and truck-trailer boat transporter combinations having a length not in excess of sixty-five (65) feet and stinger-steered combination automobile transporters and stinger-steered combination boat transporters having a length not in excess of seventy-five (65) feet may be operated on the interstate highways of this State and such other highways as may be designated by the Highways and Transportation Commission for the operation of such vehicles plus a distance not to exceed ten (10) miles from such interstate or designated highway. All length provisions regarding automobile or boat transporters, truck-trailer boat transporter combinations and stinger-steered combinations are exclusive of front and rear overhang, which shall be no greater than a three (3) foot front overhang and no greater than a four (4) foot rear overhang.
H. 
Driveaway saddlemount combinations having a length not in excess of seventy-five (75) feet may be operated on the interstate highways of this State and such other highways as may be designated by the Highways and Transportation Commission for the operation of such vehicles plus a distance not to exceed ten (10) miles from such interstate or designated highway. Saddlemount combinations must comply with the safety requirements of Section 393.71 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations and may contain no more than three (3) saddlemounted vehicles and one (1) fullmount.
I. 
No truck-tractor semitrailer-semitrailer combination vehicles operated upon the interstate and designated primary highway system of this State shall have a semitrailer length in excess of twenty-eight (28) feet or twenty-eight and one-half (28½) feet if the semitrailer was in actual and lawful operation in any State on December 1, 1982, operating in a truck-tractor semitrailer-semitrailer combination. The B-train assembly is excluded from the measurement of semitrailer length when used between the first and second semitrailer of a truck-tractor semitrailer-semitrailer combination, except that when there is no semitrailer mounted to the B-train assembly, it shall be included in the length measurement of the semitrailer.
J. 
The Highways and Transportation Commission is authorized to designate routes on the State highway system other than the interstate system over which those combinations of vehicles of the lengths specified in Subsections (E), (F), (G), (H), and (I) of this Section may be operated. Combinations of vehicles operated under the provisions of Subsections (E), (F), (G), (H), and (I) of this Section may be operated at a distance not to exceed ten (10) miles from the interstate system and such routes as designated under the provisions of this Subsection.
K. 
Except as provided in Subsections (E), (F), (G), (H), (I), and (J) of this Section, no other combination of vehicles operated upon the primary or interstate highways of this State plus a distance of ten (10) miles from a primary or interstate highway shall have an overall length, unladen or with load, in excess of sixty-five (65) feet or in excess of fifty-five (55) feet on any other highway, except the State Highways and Transportation Commission may designate additional routes for use by sixty-five (65) foot combinations, seventy-five (75) foot stinger-steered combinations or seventy-five (75) foot saddlemount combinations. Any vehicle or combination of vehicles transporting automobiles, boats or other motor vehicles may carry a load which extends no more than three (3) feet beyond the front and four (4) feet beyond the rear of the transporting vehicle or combination of vehicles.
L. 
Exceptions.
1. 
Except as hereinafter provided, these restrictions shall not apply to agricultural implements operating occasionally on the highways for short distances, or to self-propelled hay-hauling equipment or to implements of husbandry, or to vehicles temporarily transporting agricultural implements or implements of husbandry or roadmaking machinery, or road materials or towing for repair purposes vehicles that have become disabled upon the highways; or to implement dealers delivering or moving farm machinery for repairs on any State highway other than the interstate system.
2. 
Implements of husbandry and vehicles transporting such machinery or equipment may be operated occasionally for short distances on State highways when operated between the hours of sunrise and sunset by a driver licensed as an operator or chauffeur.
M. 
As used in this Chapter the term "implements of husbandry" means all self-propelled machinery operated at speeds of less than thirty (30) miles per hour, specifically designed for, or especially adapted to be capable of, incidental over-the-road and primary off-road usage and used exclusively for the application of commercial plant food materials or agricultural chemicals, and not specifically designed or intended for transportation of such chemicals and materials. No implement of husbandry may exceed a width of eleven (11) feet, six (6) inches.
N. 
The purpose of this Section is to permit a single trip per day by the implement of husbandry from the source of supply to a given farm.
O. 
Sludge disposal units may be operated on all State highways other than the interstate system. Such units shall not exceed one hundred thirty-eight (138) inches in width and may be equipped with over-width tires. Such units shall observe all axle weight limits. The Chief Engineer of the State Highways and Transportation Department shall issue special permits for the movement of such disposal units and may by such permits restrict the movements to specified routes, days and hours.
[Ord. No. 439 Art. XXVII §7, 2-19-1968]
Upon the request of any Policeman or member of the Street Department, the operator of any vehicle shall permit such vehicle with its load, if any, to be weighed on the spot by the use of loadometers or other weighing device; or if such Policeman or member shall so request, to the nearest City, private or public scale to be designated by such Policeman or other member for the purpose of establishing the weight and load of such vehicle; and if the weight thus established is in excess of the maximum weights herein limited, such excess load shall be unloaded before such vehicle may proceed.
[Ord. No. 439 Art. XXVII §8, 2-19-1968]
A. 
Exceeding Load Limitations. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 390.020 hereof, the City, through its Street Department, may issue a special permit for the carrying of single, undividable loads in excess of the weights herein limited. Such permit shall prescribe the route and time of movement and traffic safety requirements, as well as the precautions to be taken in carrying such load; and the beneficiary thereof shall be liable to the City in a civil suit for the costs of repairs to public streets or other property injured or damaged by anything done under such permit or in violation thereof. City may require applicant for such permit to furnish a bond to the City conditioned so as to secure to the City the payment of any such costs of repair. Such permit shall be for no more than one (1) load or train of loads, shall be carried in the vehicle and, upon request, shall be shown to any Police Officer or City employee.
B. 
Exceeding Size Regulations. The City, through its Street Department, may issue a special permit for loads that exceed the maximum for width, length or height. This permit shall prescribe the route and times of movement, as well as any traffic safety precautions to be taken in movement of such load. The beneficiary thereof shall be liable to the City in civil suit for any damage to public streets or other property resulting from movements made under this permit. Such special permit must be carried in the vehicle and, upon request, shown to any Police Officer or City employee.
C. 
A violation of the terms of permits issued by the City as provided above shall be deemed and considered to be a violation of Section 390.080 and punishable as such.
[Ord. No. 1687 Art. I, 12-20-1993]
The definitions of Chapter 304, Missouri Revised Statutes, shall be followed and adopted as part of this Article. For the purposes of this Article the following terms shall be deemed to have the meanings indicated below:
BRIDGE OR BRIDGES
Four (4) bridges set forth with maximum gross weight limits for each opposite the description and letter designations:
1. 
Pleasant Valley Road — East of North Brookside: 14 Ton.
2. 
Pleasant Valley Road — West of North Brookside: 14 Ton.
3. 
High Drive between South Brookside and River Road: 12 Ton.
4. 
Schell Road — one half (½) block west of 69 Highway: 8 Ton.
EXEMPT VEHICLE
A vehicle where the terms of this Article shall be specifically presented to the Board of Aldermen of Pleasant Valley and after consideration the owners, user or person in charge shall have obtained written approval to make a movement otherwise prohibited herein.
GROSS WEIGHT
The total gross vehicle weight with load.
OPERATOR
Shall include all persons, corporations and entities that control, own, lease, operate or in any manner exercise any direction over a truck that is operating within the City limits of Pleasant Valley.
SIGN
A sign posted in black letters no less than four (4) inches high and one (1) inch wide so that it can be clearly seen at the boundary of Pleasant Valley which joins or crosses any highway and which may be seen by operators from their truck upon entering Pleasant Valley and, in the case of each bridge, where it can be seen prior to passage over any bridge.
THROUGH TRAFFIC
Shall in all events mean those operators of trucks who are not exempt or engaged in a bona fide and scheduled delivery or pick-up of persons or property destined to or originating from premises located within the City of Pleasant Valley, Missouri.
TRUCK
Any vehicle, machine, tractor, trailer or semitrailer, or any combination thereof, propelled or drawn by mechanical power and designed or used in the transportation of property upon the highways and whose licensed gross weight is more than eighteen thousand (18,000) pounds.
[Ord. No. 1687 Art. II, 12-20-1993]
A. 
On all streets in the City of Pleasant Valley, trucks as defined above are prohibited from travel on the streets with the following exceptions:
1. 
U.S. Highway 69.
2. 
Liberty Drive from U.S. Highway 69 to Hughes Road.
3. 
North Church Road.
4. 
South Church Road from Pleasant Valley Road to the walkover bridge.
5. 
Pleasant Valley Road from U.S. Highway 69 west to Sobbie Road.
6. 
Stewart Road.
B. 
All trucks engaged in bona fide and scheduled delivery or pick-up destined to or originating from premises in the City of Pleasant Valley shall be allowed to move on otherwise prohibited streets as long as they do not exceed or violate the posted weight limits on the bridges as defined above.
C. 
Trucks that are in excess of bridge limits that are engaged in bona fide pick-up or delivery from premises in said City and not otherwise may travel to the City Hall at 6801 Sobbie Road (Pleasant Valley Road and Sobbie Road) from U.S. Highway 69 to request a permit from the Public Works Director. Such travel or permits are only available during hours the City Hall is open, which hours are 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Monday through Friday.
D. 
Signs shall be posted which shall advise operators of trucks of the restrictions and directing them to City Hall for permits or direction.
[Ord. No. 1687 Art. III, 12-20-1993]
The four (4) bridges described in Section 390.050 are hereby designated as limited as to gross weight they can carry. All truck or vehicle traffic is restricted and prohibited from each bridge where the gross weight of the vehicle exceeds the amount specified for each bridge, as provided herein. Provided however, should an emergency arise, the Mayor or designated representative, shall have authority to post emergency limits in a situation where time does not permit amendment of the ordinance and the City deems the gross weight limit specified herein as excessive.
[Ord. No. 1687 Art. IV, 12-20-1993]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any operator to operate a truck on streets which truck travel is prohibited as established pursuant to the provisions of this Article unless he/she shall have the express permission in writing of the officer empowered to waive the provisions.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any operator to operate a truck or vehicle of a weight in excess of the maximum gross weight limits established pursuant to the provisions of this Article on or over any bridge. Provided however, should an emergency situation arise which necessitates alteration of the specified limits, the Mayor or designated representative, shall be authorized to post emergency limits. In lieu of posted emergency limits, the Mayor or designated representative, shall have authority to grant temporary written trip permits for individual vehicles exceeding specified limits.
C. 
The City through its Police or other officers may detain, impound or otherwise restrict the movement of a vehicle to inspect, weigh or test the same and if the operator does not concede excess weight and will not consent to such inspection, weighing and testing, the vehicle can be impounded for a reasonable time without liability on the part of the City or its agents to verify ownership, weight and the load.