(NJ) | Hunterdon County commissioners oppose bills that would allow heavier trucks

“Leaders in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, are reaffiriming their position on two bills that would allow heavier trucks on highways across the country.

The county commissioners say the bills would force New Jersey and localities to allow heavy tractor-trailers on their roads due to the multi-state pilot project. The new allowed weight would be 91,000 pounds (45.5 tons), up from 80,000 pounds (40 tons), the board said in a news release.

The commissioners say many of the small and historic bridges in the county can’t handle existing heavy trucks and truck traffic, and that heavier trucks would increase damage to roads and bridges.