Modesto Bee: Don’t send those huge trucks onto our local roads, bridges, says county engineer

Keeping our roads and bridges drivable is one of the highest priorities I have in Stanislaus County. In fact, it’s a top priority for public works departments throughout California.

As the immediate past president of the County Engineers Association of California, I know firsthand the issues faced by my fellow engineers in keeping our roads and bridges safe for public use.

One of the biggest issues we are staring down right now is a federal proposal to allow heavier and longer trucks to operate on our local roads.

While trucks are vital to our economy, the idea of bigger trucks on our roads is one I cannot support. But special interests in Washington, D.C., are asking Congress to do exactly that.

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