Caltrans GIS Data

Weight Station

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facilities

This point feature class represents the location of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facilities (CVEF, also called weight stations) in California.

Data Created: June 30, 2015
Last Modified: August 12, 2015


Description

Highway pavement and structure life depends upon the weight and frequency of the traffic using the facility. Heavy trucks cause far greater impact on pavement and bridges compared to passenger cars. It is important to monitor overweight truck traffic in order to preserve and extend pavement life. The inspection program enhances commercial vehicle and driver safety. For detail information on truck access and weight limitation, please visit Caltrans, Division of Traffic Operations website: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/traffops/trucks/trucksize/weight.htm

Caltrans Division of Maintenance created this GIS layer by retrieving the CVEF information from the Asset Management Inventory (AMI) database owned by Right of Way. The data attributes include the location description and weight station classification. Based upon the weight station primary function, staffing needs, size, location, and physical configuration, five classification have been established: A, B, C, D, mini-sites.


Disclaimer

The maps and data are made available to the public solely for informational purposes. Information provided in the Caltrans GIS Data Library is accurate to the best of our knowledge and is subject to change on a regular basis, without notice. While the GIS Data Management Branch makes every effort to provide useful and accurate information, we do not warrant the information to be authoritative, complete, factual, or timely. Information is provided on an "as is" and an "as available" basis. The Department of Transportation is not liable to any party for any cost or damages, including any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, arising out of or in connection with the access or use of, or the inability to access or use, the Site or any of the Materials or Services described herein.


Properties

Tags: Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facilities, CVEF, Weight Station, California
Credits: California Department of Transportation
File: Zipped shapefile: CVEF2015.zip , size 0.024 MB
Extent: California statewide
References: 2011 Commercial Vehicle enforcement Facility Inventory of Needs Report: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/traffops/trucks/weigh-stations/needs-inventory.pdf