Streets

10.05.090 Truck routes.

(1) Definitions. For purposes of this chapter, the following words shall have the meaning described below:

(a) “Park” means causing a vehicle to stand unattended for any amount of time or to stand attended for five minutes within 30 feet of the same point, or to permit a vehicle so to stand when it is within one’s power to prevent it from so standing. In determining whether a vehicle is parked, it is immaterial whether or not its motor is running. A vehicle is attended when its driver is inside it or within 20 feet of it.

(b) “Public street” means any street, road or public way, title to which is held by the city in fee or as a right-of-way, and which is used for vehicular traffic.

(c) “Truck” means a privately owned motor vehicle licensed for more than 24,000 pounds gross weight or with a rated capacity of two tons or more, or having a total length in excess of 24 feet. “Truck” also means any vehicle carrying more than 100 gallons of flammable liquid or more than five pounds of dynamite or other explosive of comparable blasting power, or more than 50 gallons or 50 pounds of highly corrosive freight. In determining the total gross weight or total length set forth in this definition, the length shall be measured from the most forward point of the vehicle or its load, and the length or weight of a trailer connected or attached to or in tandem with the motor vehicle shall be included.

(2) Designated Routes. The following public streets are designated truck routes:

 

Street

From

To

1300 West

12555 South

13650 South

2700 West

11800 South

13800 South

3600 West

11800 South

13400 South

4000 West

11800 South

13400 South

4570 West

12600 South

13800 South

Riverton Blvd

4570 West

13400 South

11800 South

Redwood

4600 West

12600 South

4000 West

4570 West

13200 South

1300 West

1700 West

13200 South

4000 West

5000 West

13400 South

Redwood

5200 West

13800 South

3600 West

4800 West


(3) Temporary Routes. The city manager may designate additional truck routes for temporary use during a period not exceeding 30 days when road repairs or other obstructions block any of the above established truck routes. The city manager has the discretion to establish such temporary truck routes; provided, that the designation is reported to the city council at its next regularly scheduled meeting.

(4) General Prohibition. No truck shall move upon any public street not designated as a truck route, except as permitted in this section.

(5) Subdivision Construction. A truck may move upon any public street when such movement is necessary to arrive at the site of construction of a new subdivision; provided, that the subdivision has received preliminary plat approval from the city council.

(6) Construction of a Residence or Other Structure. A truck may move upon any public street when such movement is necessary to arrive at the site of construction of a new residence or other structure; provided, that the new residence or other structure has received a building permit from the planning department.

(7) Improvements to Real Property.

(a) A truck may move upon any public street when such movement is necessary to provide improvements to real property; provided, that no more than five truck loads may be transported to the property in a 30-day period.

(b) The city manager may, at his or her discretion, in writing, designate for temporary use an additional truck route for use during a period not to exceed 30 days, when such truck movement is necessary to provide improvements to real property; provided, that the truck owner agrees to hold harmless the city from any damage or expense incurred by the city from the use of the owner’s trucks on the streets of the city comprising the temporary truck route; and provided, that the designation is reported to the city council at its next regularly scheduled meeting.

(8) Pickup and Delivery. A truck may move upon any public street when such movement is necessary to pick up or deliver freight to or from locations not situated along a designated truck route. Garbage trucks and other public vehicles may move upon any public street.

(9) Truck Storage. The operator of a truck may operate the truck on a public street which is not a designated truck route under the following conditions:

(a) The operator of the truck is the owner or a tenant of property within Riverton City;

(b) The operator is operating the truck on a public street not designated as a truck route for the purpose of storing the truck on the operator’s property, or for the purpose of removing the vehicle from storage on the operator’s property;

(c) The route taken by the operator is the shortest possible distance of travel between the operator’s property and a designated truck route; and

(d) The operator of the truck is not otherwise prohibited from storing the truck on the operator’s property under Utah law or the Riverton City Code.

(10) Signs. Signs with the words “truck route” shall be posted on public streets designated truck routes at the point where such routes enter the city.

(11) Violation of this section shall be punishable as a class C misdemeanor. [Ord. 14-04 § 1; amended during 2011 recodification; Ord. 08-25 § 1; Ord. 08-23 § 1. Code 1997 § 11-3-35.]