Township of West Hanover, PA
Dauphin County
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[Amended 2-17-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-1]

§ 187-21 Prohibition on size and weight based on condition of highway or bridge.

[Amended 8-3-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-15]
No vehicle or combination of vehicles shall be operated upon the highways or bridges of West Hanover Township where highway construction was designed to accommodate normal traffic, which has an outside width, including any load, greater than eight feet, or which has a trailer overall length, including any load and bumpers, greater than 53 feet, or which has a gross weight, including any load, in excess of 78,000 pounds.

§ 187-22 Prohibition on size and weight based on safety in residential areas.

[Amended 8-3-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-15]
No vehicle or combination of vehicles shall be operated upon the highways or bridges of West Hanover Township within an established residential area which has an outside width, including any load, greater than eight feet, or which has an overall length, including any load and bumpers, greater than 40 feet, or which has a gross weight, including any load, in excess of 30,000 pounds.

§ 187-23 Truck and bus traffic restricted on certain streets based on condition of highway and/or traffic conditions.

[Amended 4-2-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-7; 8-6-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-15; 5-19-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-05]
A. 
No over-weight vehicle, except for local traffic authorized under Part IV, Chapter 49, Subsection D, of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S.A., as amended,[1] shall be driven on a posted highway with a gross weight in excess of the posted weight limit unless the Township has issued a permit for the vehicle or vehicles in accordance with Chapter 49, Subsection D, of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S.A., as amended. The following locations are established as local streets with special weight restrictions:[2]
Local Traffic and Vehicles Traveling On
Directions of Travel/Location
Weight Limit Restriction
When
Jonestown Road (T-601)
Eastbound and westbound traffic between Blue Ridge Avenue (T-561) and SR 0039 (Hershey Road)
Local traffic and nonlocal traffic exceeding 30 tons
All times, or in accordance with vehicle use permit
Manor Drive (T-465)
[Added 11-5-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-21]
Northbound and southbound traffic between SR 0022 (Allentown Boulevard) and SR 0039 (Hershey Road)
Local traffic and nonlocal traffic exceeding 15 tons
All times, or in accordance with vehicle use permit
Manor Drive
Northbound and southbound traffic between Jonestown Road (T-601) and SR 0039 (Linglestown Road)
Local traffic and nonlocal traffic exceeding 15 tons
All times, or in accordance with vehicle use permit
[1]
Editor's Note: See 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 4961 et seq.
[2]
Editor's Note: References to Chapter 189.3 and Chapter 189.4 are to §§ 189.3 and 189.4 of the Pennsylvania Code.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for the driver of any truck, truck tractor with trailer, or bus to travel upon any of the following portions of local streets in the direction or directions indicated for that street, except for local deliveries as posted:
Local Traffic and Vehicles Traveling On
Directions of Travel/Location
When
Clover Lane (T-520)
[Added 1-22-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-03]
Northbound and southbound on street segments 7 through 11 between Manor Drive (T-465) and SR 0022 (Allentown Boulevard)
At all times
Harper Drive (T-557)
[Repealed 6-6-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-08]
Jonestown Road (T-601)
Eastbound and westbound traffic on the street segment east of the intersection of Jonestown Road (T-601) and Blue Ridge Avenue (T-561) to SR 0039 (Hershey Road), with the exception of the eastbound lane of Jonestown Road (T-601) a distance measured approximately 420 feet to the west of SR 0039 (Hershey Road)
At all times
Manada View Drive (T-453)
Eastbound and westbound traffic on the street segment located to the east of the intersection of SR 0039 (Hershey Road) toward East Hanover Township
At all times
Manor Drive (T-465)
[Added 11-5-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-21]
Northbound and southbound on street segments 11 through 20 between Sandy Hollow Road (T-621) and SR 0022 (Allentown Boulevard)
At all times
N. Fairville Avenue (T-537)
[Added 11-5-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-21]
Northbound and southbound on street segments 6 through 12 between Jonestown Road (T-601) and SR 0022 (Allentown Boulevard)
At all times
C. 
It shall be unlawful for the driver of any truck, truck tractor with trailer, or bus to travel upon any of the following portions of local streets in the direction or directions indicated for that street, except for residential deliveries as posted:
[Amended 11-5-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-21]
Local Traffic and Vehicles Traveling On
Directions of Travel/Location
When
Bolton Drive (T-623-1)
Northbound and southbound traffic between Wells Drive (T-519) and Slate Ridge Road (T-622)
At all times
Daniel Drive (T-609-1)
Eastbound and westbound between N. Fairville Avenue (T-537) and Dove Drive (T-610)
At all times
Dewey Drive (T-602)
Northbound and southbound between Myrtle Drive (T-604) and Jonestown Road (T-601)
At all times
Dove Drive (T-610-1)
Eastbound and westbound between Daniel Drive (T-609) and N. Fairville Avenue (T-537)
At all times
Manada View Drive (T-453)
Eastbound and westbound traffic on street segments 1 through 5 between Joanna Street (T-490) and the Township Line
At all times
Monroe Street (T-492)
Eastbound and westbound traffic on street segments 1 and 2 between Joanna Street (T-490) and SR 0039 (Hershey Road)
At all times
Myrtle Drive (T-604)
Northbound and southbound between Dewey Drive (T-602) and Jonestown Road (T-601)
At all times
N. Clover Lane (T- 471-1)
Northbound and southbound between Jonestown Road (T-601) and Rauch Street (T-620)
At all times
Rauch Street (T-620-1)
Eastbound and westbound between N. Clover Lane (T-471) and N. Fairville Avenue (T-537)
At all times
Slate Ridge Road (T-622-1)
Eastbound and westbound between Manor Drive (T-465) and Bolton Drive (T-623)
At all times
Slepian Street (T-469)
Eastbound and westbound traffic between Carl Street (T-464) and SR 0039 (Hershey Road)
At all times
Umberger Street (T-463)
Eastbound and westbound traffic between Carl Street (T-464) and SR 0039 (Hershey Road)
At all times
Wells Drive (T-519-1)
Eastbound and westbound between Manor Drive (T-465) and Bolton Drive (T-623-1)
At all times

§ 187-24 Bridge weight restrictions.

[Added 8-3-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-15[1]]
No overweight vehicle, except for emergency vehicles, shall be driven on a posted bridge with a gross weight in excess of the posted weight limit. The following locations are established as bridges with special weight restrictions:
Bridge Location
Weight Limit
(tons)
Bridge on Jonestown Road over Beaver Creek (T-601-1)
20
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the renumbering of former §§ 187-24, 187-25 and 187-26 as §§ 187-25, 187-26 and 187-26.1, respectively.

§ 187-25 Posting of signs; exemptions.

A. 
The provisions of this article shall be effective only upon those highways or portions of highways designated as “restricted” by the Board of Supervisors of West Hanover Township and only after the erection of signs designating the restrictions shall be located at each end of the restricted highways and/or portions thereof.
B. 
Exemptions. Local traffic authorized under Chapter 49, Subsection D, of the Pennsyvania Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S.A.,[1] as amended, school buses, emergency vehicles, municipal vehicles and vehicles making local deliveries or pickups shall be exempt from the provisions of this article.
[Amended 8-3-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-15]
[1]
Editor's Note: See 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 4901 et seq.

§ 187-26 Permit and security requirements.

[Amended 8-3-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-15]
Any person desiring to operate a vehicle upon the highways of West Hanover Township which exceeds the posted weight limitations set forth in §§ 187-21, 187-22, 187-23 and 187-24 shall first apply for and secure a permit for such operation from West Hanover Township, shall pay a permit fee as set forth from time to time by resolution of the Board of Supervisors. A permit and appropriate financial security is required for all nonexempt vehicle traffic that exceeds any posted weight limits on a posted Township street. All permits and security will be prepared and required as per the requirements of Chapter 49 issued under Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S.A., as amended.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 4901 et seq.

§ 187-26.1 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 8-3-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-15]
Any person operating a vehicle or combination of vehicles in violation of a prohibition imposed in §§ 187-21, 187-22, 187-23 and 187-24 or in violation of the terms of a permit issued under § 187-26 shall be guilty of a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $75, except that any person convicted of operating a vehicle with a gross weight in excess of a posted weight shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $150, plus $150 for each 500 pounds or part thereof in excess of 3,000 pounds over the maximum weight allowable upon the posted highway or by issued permit.