Length limit set on 175th Avenue

For Immediate Release: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation, Engineering and Construction Services Division
175th length limit vicinity map

A 50-foot vehicle length limit is in effect for 175th Avenue, between Alvord and Outlook lanes, to improve safety for all travelers.

Trucks longer than 50 feet, with the exception of log trucks, are not allowed in this section of 175th. Impacted drivers must use an alternate route or apply for an oversize truck permit. Signs identifying the restriction have been installed.

The length restriction is expected to improve safety for all travelers along the road. A sharp horizontal curve on 175th Avenue, near High Hill Lane, is the site of numerous crashes involving large trucks crossing the centerline and hitting on-coming vehicles. An engineering study found trucks longer than 50 feet significantly over-track into adjacent lanes, onto shoulders or into guardrails.

Washington County's Motor Carrier Reference Map identifies countywide through-truck routes that avoid length-restricted areas. For more information, visit www.wc-roads.com.

Washington County is committed to planning, building and maintaining the best transportation system, ensuring the safety or all roadway users, and operating the County roadway system in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.

Media Contact:

Melissa De Lyser, Public Affairs and Communications Manager