UNDERSTANDING BRIDGE WEIGHT LIMIT SIGNS IN FRANKLIN COUNTY
Recently, Franklin County has been required by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to have our bridges evaluated for carrying Specialized Hauling Vehicles (SHV). To fulfill this requirement, Franklin County contracted with KPFF Consulting Engineers to load rate bridges which met the criteria for this requirement. As a result, several bridges in Franklin County were required to be posted. The purpose of the following links is to help Franklin County road users to better understand the bridge posting signs.
LOAD POSTED BRIDGE MAP 07-27-2018 (PDF)
UNDERSTANDING BRIDGE WEIGHT LIMIT SIGNS (PDF)
EXAMPLES OF SPECIALIZED HAULING VEHICLES (PDF)
FOR THE MOST CURRENT DETAILS OR FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE BRIDGE WEIGHT LIMITS, PLEASE CONTACT FRANKLIN COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS AT 509-545-3514 OR BY EMAIL AT PublicWorks@co.franklin.wa.us
Juniper Dunes Recreation Area Access Road
2015-07-29 The Board of Franklin County Commissioners held a public hearing to establish a County road from Pasco-Kahlotus Road to the Juniper Dunes Recreation Area.
2015-04-08 - The Board of Franklin County Commissioners held a public hearing on the route preference for a Juniper Dunes access road. The public was afforded opportunity to voice opinions and concerns. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Board concurred with the County Engineer's report that Alternative 2 was the preferred option. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will make the final determination as to the route location.
County Engineer's Report:
July 22, 2015 Juniper Dunes Access Road - County Engineer's Final Report
Federal Highway Administration Juniper Dunes webpage (includes environmental assessment (EA)):
The Western Federal Lands Division of the Federal Highway Administration, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management and Franklin County, is planning to construct a public access to the Juniper Dunes Wilderness and off-highway vehicle areas. The project is currently in the early planning stages.
The following conceptual videos were shown during an open house on July 31, 2014. Please note that these are conceptual only, and do not imply road location or specifics.
Conceptual Video (Existing Peterson Road) (.wmv file)
Conceptual Video (Route 1A) (.wmv file)
Conceptual Video (Route 1B) (.wmv file)
Conceptual Video (Route 1C) (.wmv file)
Conceptual Video (Route 2) (.wmv file)