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Riverside looks to keep trucks out of neighborhoods

Signs announcing truck axle restrictions have been posted along westbound Van Buren Boulevard in Riverside from Interstate 215 to Dauchy Avenue.

The project, a collaborative effort between Riverside and Riverside County, is meant to prevent trucks from cutting through neighborhoods, according to a statement on the city’s website.

Specifically, the city’s axle restrictions prohibit commercial trucks with more than tree axles from using westbound Van Buren Boulevard from Coyote Bush Drive to Dauchy Avenue. The goal is to keep commercial trucks on Interstate 215 rather than have them traveling through neighborhoods to avoid freeway traffic.

The axle restrictions are also designed to reduce noise created by large trucks and prevent damage to the roadway.

The regulations do not apply to trucks with four axles or more that are traveling directly to businesses, according to the statement.

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