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TRAVEL ALERT: **PERMANENT TRUCK BAN ON SR 2**
EFFECTIVE AUGUST 6, 2009, COMMERCIAL VEHICLES WITH 3 OR MORE AXLES, OR A GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT OF 9,000 POUNDS OR MORE, ARE PROHIBITED on Rte 2 between I-210 (City of La Canada Flintridge) and County Route N4 (Big Pines Highway). For exceptions, see California Vehicle Code Section 35655.6(b).
The list below is for special restrictions on routes, e.g. for weight, number of axles, or carrying of hazardous materials. For routine length limitations, see the "STAA" and "California Legal" length requirements on the web page: Truck Lengths & Routes - Step 2 (click on the red numbers to open the regional maps).
Click on the underlined route numbers below for an overview and history of the special restriction.
CVC = California Vehicle Code
CCR = California Code of Regulations
|HISTORY / SIGNS||DIST
|1||LA||25.92||Jct 105 (Imperial Hwy)||LA||26.87||W. Century Blvd.
||Sign||7||NO Tank Vehicles with Flammable/ Combustible Materials in Sepulveda Tunnel. (Otherwise, route is Terminal Access.)|
|1||LA||40.77||Topanga Canyon Blvd. (Rte 27)||LA||59.90||Decker Rd.
|History||7||No through trucks with 4 or more axles. (Otherwise, route is California Legal.)|
|1||SB||20.56||N. Jct 246 via H St. in Lompoc||SB||22.07||Central Ave. in Lompoc||5||No trucks over 3 tons. (H Street).|
|1||SM||38.57||Begin Tom Lantos Tunnels.||SM||39.36||End Tom Lantos Tunnels.||5||No Explosives (Class 1) or Flammables / Combustibles (Class 2.1 & 3) in the Tom Lantos Tunnels (also called Devil's Slide Tunnels).|
|2||LA||24.41||Jct with 210 in La Canada Flintridge||LA||79.9||Jct with Big Pines Highway||7||COMMERCIAL VEHICLES WITH 3 OR MORE AXLES, OR A GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT OF 9,000 POUNDS OR MORE, ARE PROHIBITED. For exceptions, see California Vehicle Code Section 35655.6(b).|
|20||LAK||8.34||Jct 29||LAK||31.62||Jct 53||1||No vehicles transporting hazardous materials / waste due to adjacent waters. (Otherwise, route is Terminal Access.)|
|24||ALA||5.89||Begin Caldecott Tunnel||CC||0.35||End Caldecott Tunnel||4||Transport of explosives, flammables, liquified petroleum gas or poisonous gas in a tank truck, trailer or semitrailer allowed only 3 am - 5 am, per CVC 31301. (Otherwise, route is National Network.)|
|25||SBT||50.74||Nash Rd. at San Benito St. in Hollister||SBT||51.45||Santa Ana Rd. in Hollister||5||No trucks over 3 tons. SR 25 NOW BYPASSES HOLLISTER. THIS RESTRICTION IS NO LONGER ON A STATE ROUTE. CONTACT THE CITY OF HOLLISTER FOR ACCESS INFORMATION.|
|30||SBD||0.71||Benson Ave. in Upland||SBD||3.65||Campus Ave. in Upland||8||No commercial trucks over 5 tons. (Base Line Rd. and 19th St.) THIS SEGMENT OF RTE 30 IS NO LONGER A STATE ROUTE. CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE LOCAL GOVERNMENT FOR ACCESS INFORMATION.|
|75||SD||20.28||Toll gates at Coronado Bay Bridge||SD||22.26||Jct 5||11||San Diego / Coronado Bay Bridge: (1) No Class A and B explosives; and (2) No tank vehicles placarded “Flammable,” whether loaded or empty, per California Code of Regulations, Title 21, Division 2, Chapter 1, Article 3, Section 1403.1. (Otherwise, route is designated "blue" for Terminal Access.)|
|80||SF||4.92||End of 8th / 5th St. Viaduct in San Francisco||ALA||2.20||0.25 miles east of Bay Bridge toll plaza||4||SF-Oakland Bay Bridge: (1) No Class A and B explosives; and (2) No tank vehicles placarded “Flammable,” whether loaded or empty, per California Code of Regulations, Title 21, Division 2, Chapter 1, Article 2, Section 1402.1. (Otherwise, route is designated "green" for National Network.)|
|83||SBD||13.46||Baseline Rd. / 16th St. in Upland||SBD||14.19||Jct 30||8||No commercial trucks over 5 tons. (Euclid Ave.) THIS SEGMENT OF RTE 83 IS NO LONGER A STATE ROUTE. CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE LOCAL GOVERNMENT FOR ACCESS INFORMATION.|
|84||ALA||10.83||Rte 238 / Mission Rd.||ALA||17.99||Rte 680||4||Trucks restricted from transporting hazardous materials / waste due to adjacent drinking water source. (Otherwise, route is Advisory 32.)|
|84||SOL||2.49||West bank of Cache Slough||SOL||2.64||East bank of Cache Slough, Ryer Rd||4||Cache Slough Ferry (also called Ryar Island Ferry, Rio Vista Ferry or Real McCoy Ferry) crosses Cache Slough and connects Rio Vista and Ryar Island in Solano County on 84. A 16.25-ton weight limit; no tractor-trailers; length limit at the discretion of the Coast Guard. Length allowed partly depends on dock angle due to tide, and on vehicle overhang beyond rearmost axle.|
|85||SCL||0.00||Jct 101||SCL||18.45||Rte 280||History||4||
No trucks over 9,000 pounds gross vehicle weight. ("Trucks" includes trucks with full trailer or semitrailer.) For exceptions, click here for Santa Clara County Ordinance, Sec. B17-5.4. - Exceptions.
|110||LA||23.73||Jct 101||LA||31.91||Glenarm St. in Pasadena||History||7||No commercial vehicles over 6,000 lbs gross vehicle weight, including buses unless authorized by the PUC.|
|152||SCR||3.69||Carlton Rd. near Watsonville||SCL||5.03||Watsonville Rd. near Gilroy||History||5
|No truck combinations over 45 feet in length.|
|154||SB||8.11||Rte 246||SB||32.28||Rte 101 in Santa Barbara||5||No hazardous materials/waste except pickup and delivery. (Otherwise, from R8.11 to R9.97 is Terminal Access, and from R 9.97 to 32.29 is California Legal.)|
|170||LA||10.69||Turning movement restriction. Trucks can't use the on-ramp from Rte 170 to northbound Rte 101. Trucks that want to go northbound on 101 from 170 must use a detour. From northbound 170, take a right on Odin St. Follow Odin to Cahuenga Blvd. Take a left on Cahuenga and follow it to the northbound 101 on-ramp. Guide signs are posted.|
|175||MEN||5.40||5.4 miles east of Rte 101||LAK||8.19||N. Jct Rte 29 north of Kelseyville||History||1||No vehicles or combinations over 39 feet.|
|183||MON||9.00||Jct 156||MON||9.98||Jct 1||5||
NORTHBOUND: Terminal Access.
|220||SOL||3.10||West bank of Steamboat Slough||SAC||0.00||East bank of Steamboat Slough||3
J-Mac Ferry (also called Howard Landing, Steamboat Slough Ferry or Grand Island Ferry) crosses Steamboat Slough and connects Ryar Island in Solano County and Grand Island in Sacramento County on 220. 15-ton weight limit; no tractor-trailers; length limit at the discretion of the Coast Guard. Length allowed partly depends on dock angle due to tide, and on vehicle overhang beyond rearmost axle.
|246||SB||8.30||Lompoc City Limits||SB||9.55||W. Jct Rte 1||5||No trucks over 3 tons. (Ocean Ave.)|
|260||ALA||0.64||Atlantic Ave. in Alameda||ALA||1.92||Jct 880||4||Trucks restricted from transporting hazardous materials / waste through Webster and Posey Tubes. (Otherwise, route is California Legal.)|
|580||ALA||34.89||Foothill Blvd. in San Leandro||ALA||43.76||Grand Ave. in Oakland||History||4||No trucks over 4.5 tons, except passenger buses and paratransit vehicles.|
DELIVERIES & PICKUPS
Section 35703 allows deliveries and pickups on roads restricted by weight per Section 35701: "No ordinance adopted pursuant to Section 35701 shall prohibit any commercial vehicles coming from an unrestricted street having ingress and egress by direct route to and from a restricted street when necessary for the purpose of making pickups or deliveries of goods, wares, and merchandise from or to any building or structure located on the restricted street or for the purpose of delivering materials to be used in the actual and bona fide repair, alteration, remodeling, or construction of any building or structure upon the restricted street for which a building permit has previously been obtained."
For more information on the delivery and pickup exemption, click on the California Vehicle Code Sections 35700 - 35722 and read Sections 35701, 35703, 35711, 35714, 35715 (Nevada County), 35715.1 (Tuolumne County), and 35720.
WHICH RESTRICTIONS WERE ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 35701?
Section 35701 first appeared in the California Vehicle Code in 1959. Section 35701 allows commercial vehicle restrictions on the basis of weight. However, other sections also allow for weight restrictions. At this time, until further research is completed, Caltrans makes no guarantee as to which of the special weight restrictions were adopted pursuant to Section 35701.
CONTACTS -- PERMIT LOADS
FOR OVERSIZE OR OVERWEIGHT PERMITS, CONTACT PERMITS STAFF ON THIS WEB PAGE: PERMITS PHONE LIST.
CONTACTS -- NON-PERMIT LOADS
Caltrans Legal Truck Size & Weight Work Group
General number (916) 654-5741
E-mail: Legal Truck Access Branch.
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