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Truck Routes through Central

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Submitted by David Barrow

From time to time, we get questions about large trucks traveling on our roadways in Central.  Only certain roadways are designated as truck routes for vehicles over two-axles.  Those roadways designated as truck routes are:
 
Blackwater Rd, Denham Rd, Dyer  Rd, Greenwell Springs Rd, Greenwell Springs-Port Hudson / Deerford Rd (Hwy 64), Hooper Rd, Joor Rd, Liberty Rd, Magnolia Bridge Rd, Peairs Rd, Sullivan Rd, and Wax Rd.
 
Those are the only roads upon which large trucks should legally travel.  They should not use other local roads as shortcuts such as Lovett Rd, Devall Rd, Gurney Rd, Core Ln, Hubbs Rd, McCullough Rd and others.  However, if a large truck is making a local delivery, they are allowed to travel on local roads to make that delivery if that is where the delivery residence is or the only way to get to the residence for delivery.

5 Comments

  1. Wendy

    June 24, 2010 at 9:19 am

    That about these trucks using jaybrakes, this is very loud?
    What can be done about this? This is on Greenwell Springs Road by the Old Bluff Creek Redi Mix Concrete Plant.

  2. Mike Mannino

    June 24, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    If thats the law, we should be collecting a fortune in fines. I was not aware of this but I see big trucks using these roads all the time. From a practical standpoint though, I dont know if its possible for them to make deliveries, haul dirt and other activities that require big trucks, under this law. Does it require a one time permit ?

  3. David Barrow

    June 24, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    These truck route streets are designated by Parish ordinance in the Code of Ordinances of East Baton Rouge Parish. There is a chart which shows which streets in East Baton Rouge Parish are designated as truck routes.

  4. Mike Mannino

    June 25, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    David,
    I guess what I’m asking is do you have to have a permit to bring a truck over roads not designated as truck routes ? Or its totally banned ?

  5. David Barrow

    June 27, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Mike:

    There aren’t any permits required anywhere. If the road is not a truck route, the driver could be ticketed. However, if the driver is making a local delivery and can show proof of that with a delivery ticket or something similar, then it’s usually not a problem for law enforcement. They just shouldn’t be using local roads as a short-cut.

    We receive complaints sometimes about large trucks using local roadways as a cut-through such as Old Wax Rd from Magnolia Bridge to Greenwell Springs. The sheriff’s dept has ticketed a few trucks for using that road as a cut-through. No Trucks signs are posted on both ends of that road. Roadways such as that are not designed for heavy truck traffic.

    Good rule of thumb for the trucks is to stick to the state highways.

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