Sherwood City Council Approves Truck Route Ordinance.
On April 2nd, 2019 city council approved a new truck route ordinance.
This new ordinance creates through truck routes in our city and gives our police department the ability to issue citations to truck drivers using our side streets and residential areas when passing through town. This ordinance still allows trucks on our roads when their destination is within the city.
Under the Ordinance, a "Motor Truck" is defined as:
"Motor Truck" means a motor vehicle that is primarily designed or used for carrying loads other than passengers and that has either (A) three or more axles, or (B) a registration weight exceeding 20,000 pounds. The term “motor truck” includes a combination vehicle consisting of a truck tractor and one or more truck trailers.
Through trucks will now be prohibited on all city streets except as defined in this ordinance. The following roads are now defined as truck routes:
Oregon State Highway 99W (Pacific Highway)
Roy Rogers Road
Oregon Street between Tualatin-Sherwood Road and SW Tonquin Road
SW Murdock Road
SW Baker Road
Elwert Road (pursuant to Washington County designation)
Edy Road (according to Washington County designation)
More work is needed. We are still working with Washington County to eliminate through trucks on Elwert and Edy Road. The planning staff at the County do not believe trucks on Elwert and Edy should be banned. City Staff is working with the County to reverse this finding.
The good news today is that we now have officially banned through trucks in our residential areas and downtown core.
I will continue to update you as new information becomes available on our work to expand the ordinance to Elwert and Edy Roads.
Here are previous blog posts on this project.