Truck weight limits to be enforced in Mahoning County

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — Overweight trucks on county roads are being targeted by Mahoning County officials, thanks to a new program approved on Thursday by commissioners.

Mahoning County commissioners approved a new program operated by the Mahoning County Engineer and the County Sherrif. County deputies will receive training so they can enforce weight limits on county roads, similar to roles state troopers perform on highways and interstates.

The goal is to protect the county roads from damage.

“We all know how expensive it is to repair roads and replace roads and we can’t afford to have trucks be running heavy and overweight on many other roads because they want to cut down on their route time or anything like that,” said Mahoning County Sheriff Jerry Greene.

The program will cost about $80,000 for 18 months.

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