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North Versailles Twp. officials are going to try to reduce wear-and-tear on several roads by establishing weight limits.
At their November meeting, commissioners approved an ordinance establishing limits on 12 township roads after officials determined they were being damaged due to the excessive weight of large vehicles traveling on them.
Vehicles exempted from the weight limits include emergency vehicles, school buses, vehicles making local deliveries or pick-ups and garbage trucks.
Weight limits were established after an engineering study, officials said.
Roads included in the ordinance are Dix Drive, Aldi Drive, Union Avenue, Clyde Avenue, Central Avenue, Port Perry Road, Versailles Avenue, Kline Avenue, Naysmith Road, Arcannia and Osborne streets, Penn Avenue and the residential side of Third Avenue.
Road signs posting the weight limits will be posted within 25 feet of the end of these streets. The penalty for violating the ordinance is a $150 fine plus $150 for each 500 pounds in excess of 3,000 pounds over the maximum allowable weight.
Kristen Keleschenyi is a freelance writer in North Versailles Twp. and one of the hosts of the Kristen & Amber Show on WMCK Internet Radio at 5 p.m. Saturdays, 9 p.m. Mondays and 4 p.m. Thursdays. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Originally published December 10, 2020.