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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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S.8

Introduced by Senator Sears of Bennington District and Senator Miller of Chittenden District

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Motor vehicles; truck network; Bennington bypass; VT Route 279

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to include the Bennington bypass from the New York line to U.S. Route 7 in the truck network.  If the overall length of a vehicle with a trailer or semitrailer does not exceed 72 feet, the vehicle may be operated without a permit on the truck network.

AN ACT RELATING TO INCLUDING THE BENNINGTON BYPASS IN THE TRUCK NETWORK

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  23 V.S.A. § 1432(c) is amended to read:

(c)  The truck network.  The truck network shall consist of the following: U.S. Route 2 between the New Hampshire state line and the junction of U.S. Route 5; U.S. Route 2 from the junction of exit 21 on I‑91 to exit 8 on Interstate 89; U.S. Route 2 between the New York state line and VT Route 78; VT Route 2A; U.S. Route 4 from the New York state line to the junction of VT Route 100 south; VT Route 279 from the New York state line to the junction of U.S. Route 7; U.S. Route 5 from the junction of U.S. Route 2 to the function junction of exit 20 of I‑91; U.S. Route 5 between I‑91 at exit 22 to the south entrance of the St. Johnsbury‑Lyndonville industrial park; U.S. Route 5 south from I‑91 at exit 22 to the intersection of St. Johnsbury Railroad Street and Hastings Hill Street; U.S. Route 7; VT Route 9 from the New York state line to the junction of exit 2 on I‑91; VT Route 9 from the junction of exit 3 on I‑91 to the New Hampshire state line; VT Route 18 from U.S. Route 2 to the New Hampshire state line; VT Route 22A between U.S. Route 4 and U.S. Route 7; VT Route 78; VT Route 103; VT Route 105 from the junction of U.S. Route 7 to the junction of VT Route 100, then southerly on VT Route 100 to the junction of VT Route 100 and VT Route 14, then easterly on VT Route 14 to the junction of VT Route 14 and U.S. Route 5, then northerly on U.S. Route 5 to the junction of U.S. Route 5 and VT Route 105, then easterly on VT Route 105 from the junction of U.S. Route 5 to the New Hampshire border; VT Route 104 from VT Route 105 to I‑89 at exit 19; VT Route 253 from the New Hampshire border to the Canadian border; VT Route 289; and U.S. Route 302. The commissioner is authorized to place special restrictions applying to motor vehicles on any route of the truck network when, in his or her opinion, the restrictions would provide for the safe operation of all vehicles on the route.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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