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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 CVC 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 in the Quick Guide: Truck Lengths & Routes - Step 2.
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.
NORTHBOUND: Terminal Access.
SOUTHBOUND: No trucks over 7 tons allowed. For deliveries in downtown Castroville, continue south on Route 1, exit on Molera Rd, cross freeway, go northeast on Rte 1 to 156, exit at 183.
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.Note: J-Mac Ferry closed and scheduled to return to service by the week of Sunday, May 17.
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 CVC 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.
FOR PERMIT LOADS, OVERSIZE OR OVERWEIGHT PERMITS:
Contact the Transportation Permits staff.
FOR NON-PERMIT LOADS: Contact the Legal Truck Access staff.