Multiple jurisdictions partnering on education regarding truck traffic restrictions in portions of Johnson County

199th Street Truck Traffic Map

On Thursday in a unanimous vote, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners adopted a resolution prohibiting truck traffic on certain narrow gravel and chip seal county roads in unincorporated Johnson County.

Effective Jan. 1, the use or operation of any commercial vehicle or any combination of vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating or Gross Combination Weight Rating of 16,000 pounds or greater will be prohibited on the roads designated on the map below. Enforcement will begin on a road as soon as “No truck” signs have been posted.

This action was taken after learning the city of Gardner would begin enforcing its prohibition of truck traffic on W. 199th Street between Gardner Road and Clare Road on Jan. 1.

The county’s posting of truck restrictions is an attempt to prevent the trucks that would have used Gardner’s section of 199th Street: Gardner Road to Clare Road from re-routing and using narrow gravel and chip seal county roads.

In the map, the road in green (a portion of 199th St.) is located within Gardner city limits where through truck traffic is not allowed. The roads in red are in unincorporated Johnson County and effective Jan. 1 will not allow through trucks of a certain weight.

Various city, county and state law enforcement agencies will enforce the truck traffic resolution and ordinance. A violation will lead to a $200 fine.

Exceptions include local trucks (the delivery or carry of goods, services, wares, or other products to and from the designated roadways), emergency vehicles, agricultural vehicles, and road or public utility maintenance vehicles.

Johnson County residents may call the non-emergency dispatch number at 913-782-0720 to report a truck they believe is in non-compliance.

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