Special Route Restriction History - Route 110
The Pasadena Freeway, also known as the Arroyo Seco Parkway, is an 8.2-mile stretch of Route 110 between Route 101 (PM 23.73) and Glenarm St. in Pasadena (PM 31.91) in Los Angeles County.
"No commercial vehicles over 6,000 pounds, including buses unless authorized by the PUC."
This restriction shall not apply to the following:
Passenger stages: The California Vehicle Code (CVC) Section 35701(a) states that local ordinances may establish a maximum vehicle weight, but not with respect to a vehicle subject to the Public Utilities Code (PUC) Sections 1031 to 1036. These are passenger stages, which are defined in the PUC Sections 225 and 226. To travel on 110, the passenger stages must be certified by the PUC with approved routing that includes the Pasadena Freeway. However, the Pasadena Freeway would probably not be approved as there are convenient detours.
Ordinance - The City of Los Angeles passed Ordinance No. 107,022 effective 9/23/53, which amended Municipal Code Section 80.36.6 to restrict the gross weight of vehicles to a maximum of 6,000 pounds on the Arroyo Seco Freeway (now called the Pasadena Freeway) from the Hollywood Freeway (which ends at Route 101) to the city limits of South Pasadena.
Alternate Route - The alternate route is via Sunset Blvd. from N. Figueroa St. to Broadway, north to Pasadena Ave., northeasterly to Figueroa St., north to York Blvd., and east to the city limits of South Pasadena.
On-Line Code - This City of Los Angeles Municipal City Code is availabe at the Municode.com website. However, the Route 110 restriction does not seeem to appear in their current code.
Ordinance - South Pasadena City Ordinance No. 1158 created Municipal City Code, Section 19.21 which restricts the gross weight of commercial vehicles to a maximum of 6,000 pounds on the Pasadena Freeway from the city limits of Los Angeles to the city limits of Pasadena.
Alternate Route - The alternate route is via Pasadena Ave. north, east on Mission St., north on Fair Oaks, to the northerly city limits.
On-Line Code - The link to the restriction in the South Pasadena Code is at the Quality Code Publishing website. The pertinent section is in"Chapter 19...," "Article 1...," "Section 19.21... ." However, this section no longer appears in their current code.
Ordinance - Pasadena City Ordinance No. 4303 on June 17, 1953 restricts the gross weight of commercial vehicles to a maximum of 6,000 pounds on the Arroyo Seco Freeway (now called the Pasadena Freeway) from Glenarm St. to the city limits of South Pasadena.
Alternate Route - The alternate route is via Glenarm St. west, south on Fair Oaks Ave. to the city limits of South Pasadena.
On-Line Code - This City of Pasadena Municipal City Code that codified the ordinance above is on-line at the Municode.com website. Click on "Title 10 - VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC" and then on "Chapter 10.52 - TRUCK ROUTES."
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