The problem: large trucks keep getting stuck on the narrow Laughlin Road bridge that crosses Mark West Creek near the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport.
The solution: build a wider bridge.
But Sonoma County transportation officials have said a new bridge could be three years away. In the meantime, they would like those large trucks to stay away from the bridge entirely.
At Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, the Transportation and Public Works Department will ask for:
A Resolution prohibiting vehicles with trailers or semi-trailers with kingpin to rear axle lengths exceeding thirty-eight feet (38’) on Laughlin Road between River Road and Slusser Road and authorize the Director of Transportation and Public Works to install associated signage, to allow for enhanced public safety enforcement in this area.
Seems like a simple and cheap solution for the short term.