HB1588: Oversize and overweight vehicles; route designation to bypass City of Lexington.


HOUSE BILL NO. 1588
House Amendments in [ ] – February 10, 2020
A BILL to authorize oversize and overweight vehicles to use U.S. Route 11 to avoid driving through the City of Lexington.
Patron Prior to Engrossment--Delegate Campbell, R.R.

Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. When issuing an excessive size and weight permit pursuant to Article 18 (§ 46.2-1139 et seq.) of Chapter 10 of Title 46.2 of the Code of Virginia for a vehicle that is traveling through or near the City of Lexington, the Commissioner of  [ Highways the Department of Motor Vehicles ]  or local authority authorized to issue such permit shall, when designation of a route is required or appropriate, designate that such vehicle shall use U.S. Route 11 to travel to Interstate 64 to avoid traveling the length of U.S. Route 60 and passing through the City of Lexington to access or after leaving Interstate 64.

HOUSE BILL NO. 1588

Offered January 15, 2020
A BILL to authorize oversize and overweight vehicles to use U.S. Route 11 to avoid driving through the City of Lexington.
Patron-- Campbell, R.R.

Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. When issuing an excessive size and weight permit pursuant to Article 18 (§ 46.2-1139 et seq.) of Chapter 10 of Title 46.2 of the Code of Virginia for a vehicle that is traveling through or near the City of Lexington, the Commissioner of Highways or local authority authorized to issue such permit shall, when designation of a route is required or appropriate, designate that such vehicle shall use U.S. Route 11 to travel to Interstate 64 to avoid traveling the length of U.S. Route 60 and passing through the City of Lexington to access or after leaving Interstate 64.