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A. Whenever any ordinance of this city designates and describes any street or portion thereof as a street the use of which is permitted by any commercial vehicle exceeding a maximum gross weight limit of three tons, the city traffic engineer is authorized to designate such street by appropriate signs as "truck routes" for the movement of vehicles exceeding a maximum gross weight limit of three tons.
B. When any such truck routes are established and designated by appropriate signs the operator of any vehicle exceeding a maximum gross weight limit of three tons shall drive on such routes and none other except that nothing in this section shall prohibit the operator of any vehicle exceeding a truck route having ingress and egress by direct route to and from restricted streets when necessary for the purpose of making pickups or deliveries of goods, wares and merchandise from or to any building or structure located on such restricted streets or for the purpose of delivering materials to be used in the actual and bona fide repair, alteration, remodeling or construction of any building or structure upon such restricted streets for which a building permit has previously been obtained therefor.
C. The provisions of this section shall not apply to passenger buses under the jurisdiction of the public utilities commission, or any authorized transit authority, or to any vehicle owned by a public utility while necessarily in use in the construction, installation or repair of any public utility.
D. Murrieta Hot Springs Road, from I-15 to I-215, is designated as a truck route in accordance with this section.
(Ord. 183T § 1, 1998: Ord. 98 § 1 (part), 1993: Ord. 3 § 1 (part), 1991: prior code § 12.14.001)