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Commission nixes heavy loads | Preston Citizen

Commission nixes heavy loads

September 19, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL 

Assistant editor

Franklin County Commissioners have nixed heavier semi-loads, now allowed on state highways, to travel across county roads.

The state recently upped the weight limit of trucks/trailers from 106,000 pounds to 129,000 pounds.

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Franklin County Commissioner Scott Workman said the commission curtailed the heavier loads on all county roads after discussing the issue with county road supervisor Troy Moser.

Moser said he is concerned allowing heavier loads will lead to road deterioration.

“Road bases on some of the roads in the county may not be able to withstand the heavier loads,” he said.

“Truck drivers hauling these heavy loads are most generally just passing through the county. We don’t think this restriction will post much, if any, hardship on anyone.”

Workman said the commission re-emphasized a computer-use policy for county employees.

“Only county work will be allowed on county computers,” he said.

“There is some provision for limited incidental use. But no ‘personal business or inappropriate’ use will be allowed,” he said.

This story is sponsored by Lewis and Clark Gun Show.


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