Commercial vehicles will now be ticketed in Oregon if they’re caught on a road that they’ve not been approved to travel.
A section of Boones Ferry Road near Highway 214 and Interstate 5 in Marion County about 30 miles south of Portland has become so well-traveled with trucks that residents complained to county commissioners and the City of Woodburn who in turn responded with a partial road ban.
The new law prohibits trucks from traveling part of the road that law enforcement contends has been used to bypass a weight station on Interstate 5, according to statesmanjournal.com.
Nine signs have been posted to alert drivers to the truck ban. Recreational and farm vehicles are still allowed to travel on the road.
“It’s been a long-standing problem,” said Lt. Chris Baldridge of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. “It’s always been a route to avoid the scales for certain commercial truckers. We feel the new signage – as well as enforcement – is one way to deal with this.”