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Front Page » Breaking News » County commissioner seeks to brake the impact of trucks on roads

County commissioner seeks to brake the impact of trucks on roads

Written by on December 11, 2017

Problems caused by multi-axle vehicles on Miami-Dade’s roadways are back on county officials’ agenda after a study last year estimated 90,413 such vehicles were rolling here daily.

Citing the wear and tear on roads of multi-axle truck traffic, their effects on the service life of bridges superstructure and their contributions to traffic congestion, Commissioner Javier Souto is asking the commission’s Transportation and Public Works Committee to recommend that the full commission tell Mayor Carlos Giménez to within 90 days again estimate the number of these vehicles in circulation and the number rolling in peak traffic hours, report what other governments are doing to regulate heavy truck traffic on roads and bridges to reduce congestion and structural impact, to seek out federal or state studies and academic resources on the question and then recommend to commissioners ways to reduce heavy trucks’ impact on roadways, bridges and traffic circulation.

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