Truck Enforcement Unit
Weight and Dimension Restrictions
Truck enforcement exists to ensure the safe passage of all motor vehicle traffic through Clarendon Hills, which shares the roads with larger and heavier commercial vehicles. The Truck Enforcement Unit strictly enforces commercial vehicle overweight/oversize restrictions. The Village of Clarendon Hills has seen an increase in commercial motor vehicle traffic. According to a 1990 study, one 80,000-pound truck does the same amount of damage to roads as 900 cars.
A permit is required for any movement of non-divisible loads (a load that cannot be readily disassembled or divided) on Village maintained streets that exceed the following maximum weights and dimensions:
- Gross Vehicle Weight - 80,000 lbs.;
- Single Axle - 20,000 lbs.;
- Tandem Axle - 34,000 lbs.;
- Width - 8'6";
- Height - 13'6";
- Length - 55'.
Non-Designated and Designated State Routes
All local roads within the Village of Clarendon Hills are non-designated State routes. Rt. 34 and Rt. 83 are designated State routes. The main difference is that designated roads are built to different specifications to accommodate heavier and larger trucks.
There are many exceptions and variations of weight and size between designated and non-designated roads.
The following are Village Designated Truck Routes:
- 55th Street
- Route 34 (Ogden Avenue)
- Route 83
- South Richmond Avenue
- 47th Street (Chicago Avenue)
- Park Avenue, west of Western Avenue