Motor and Other Vehicles

Size, Weight, and Load Limits

SECTION 31-25-25

§ 31-25-25. Seasonal weight restrictions by local authorities.

(a) Local authorities with respect to highways under their jurisdiction may by ordinance or resolution prohibit the operation of vehicles upon a highway or impose restrictions as to the weight of vehicles to be operated upon a highway, for a total period of not to exceed ninety (90) days in any one calendar year, whenever the highway by reason of deterioration, rain, snow, or other climatic conditions will be seriously damaged or destroyed unless the use of vehicles on it is prohibited or the permissible weights of them is reduced.

(b) The local authority enacting the ordinance or resolution shall erect or cause to be erected and maintained signs designating the provisions of the ordinance or resolution at each end of that portion of any highway affected by it, and the ordinance or resolution shall not be effective unless and until the signs are erected and maintained.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1950, ch. 2595, art. 35, § 12; G.L. 1956, § 31-25-25.)