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Ironwood to enforce truck ordinance

 

Tom Stankard / Daily Globe

THE CITY of Ironwood is placing new signs around the city, such as the one on Silver Street, above, directing truck users to a permissible truck route as part of an ordinance passed in October.

By TOM STANKARD

tstankard@yourdailyglobe.com

IRONWOOD - The city of Ironwood passed a truck route ordinance in October requiring trucks exceeding a gross vehicle weight of more than 30,000 pounds to use required truck routes and/or the shortest distance to the route.

Andrew DiGiorgio, Ironwood Public Safety Department director, said the ordinance was designed to keep big trucks off McLeod Avenue and Ayer Street. But he said that doesn't mean vehicles with heavier loads can't use those streets.

DiGiorgio said vehicles doing business on those streets, but exceeding the weight limit, wil...



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