Prohibit overweight/oversized vehicles on weakened pavement

Prohibit overweight:oversized vehicles on weakened pavements
Hazards
Assets
Measure Type
Gray Engineering vs Nature Based Solutions

Details

Prohibit heavy loads on weakened pavements in the immediate aftermath of a flooding event to prevent sudden failure or severe damage. Identify appropriate detour plans.

Capital Cost

Low – limited materials/costs associated with planning/codes

Operations & Maintenance

Low – temporary measure and does not require maintenance

Effectiveness

Moderate – temporary bans on heavy duty vehicles may be useful to protect the integrity of infrastructure and prolong the life and maintenance costs of highly critical infrastructure

Flexibility

High – can be implemented on an as-needed basis

Barriers to Implementation

Lack of compliance from operators of heavy duty vehicles; Lack of enforcement capacity

Equity

Ensure equity areas and bus routes are not impacted by detour routes (i.e. additional traffic, noise, air pollution)

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