Senate Bill No. 337
(By Senators Yost and Fitzsimmons)
[Introduced January 13, 2014; referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; and then to the Committee on the Judiciary.]
A BILL to authorize the Commissioner of the West Virginia Division of Highways to allow an increase of gross weight limitations on certain roads in Brooke County.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
WEIGHT LIMITATIONS ON CERTAIN ROADS IN BROOKE COUNTY.
§1. Authority of the Commissioner of the West Virginia Division of Highways to increase weight limitations on certain highways within Brooke County.
If the Commissioner of the West Virginia Division of Highways determines that the design, construction and safety of the highways in Brooke County are such that weight limits may be increased without undue damage, the commissioner may increase them. The commissioner shall then set new limitations applicable to the highways or portions thereof.
The commissioner may not establish any weight limitations in excess or in conflict with any weight limitation prescribed by or pursuant to acts of Congress with respect to the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways.
If the commissioner determines that those portions of Brooke County Route 2/20, north and southbound, from milepost 0.00 to milepost 0.44; WV 2 in Brooke County, north and southbound, from milepost 12.34 to milepost 15.61; and U.S. 22, east and westbound, from milepost 0.00 to milepost 0.3, and all connecting ramps are designed and constructed to allow the gross weight limitation to be increased without damage, the commissioner may increase the weight limitations to 120,000 pounds, with no tolerance permitted, on those sections described above: Provided, That any person, organization or corporation exceeding 80,000 pounds gross weight limitation while using these routes must first obtain a multi-trip permit from the commissioner before proceeding: Provided, however, That the increased weight limitations are not barred by an act of the United States Congress.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to authorize the Commissioner of the West Virginia Division of Highways to allow an increase of gross weight limitations on certain roads in Brooke County.
This section is new. Therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.