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Sound Off: I have observed large dump trucks traveling on Ninth Street between Iowa Street and Emery Road. Is that legal?

Megan Gilliland, the city’s communications manager, provided this answer: The city’s established truck routes are 23rd, Sixth and Iowa streets, which trucks must use when travelling through Lawrence. If the destination is not on a truck route, trucks are required to travel from the designated truck route using the most appropriate and most direct route to their destination. The truck in question may be using Iowa as its truck route and then traveling on Ninth Street to reach its destination. All trucks are required to adhere to legal load limits.

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hujiko 2 years, 11 months ago

I've seen them too, they belong to the workers at Fritzel's new compound at 11th and Indiana.

agrabass 2 years, 11 months ago

I have also noticed the obnoxious dump trucks making the turn from Iowa to 9th like they are navigating a mini cooper...the operators must have "little man syndrome".

Scott Morgan 2 years, 11 months ago

Relax people, these big machines are part of the building process. Do not be afraid. Not common in Lawrence, but very common in Topeka and KC,KS.

Soon the brothers and sisters of these big machines will arrive. Some look like nice big birds and actually are nicknamed cranes. Then soon after all the machines go bye bye a brand new building will be born.

agrabass 2 years, 11 months ago

I'm fine, but my German Girl gets a little freaked out when the lard a$#es turn east bound onto 9th and take out half her lane while she waits patiently to turn south onto Iowa. She was there first because her light was red. Little men drive big trucks to big buildings, but in the end they still have size issues & I hope the company they drive for has great insurance.

Flap Doodle 2 years, 11 months ago

How clever of you to drag your own psychological issues into this discussion, agra.

Liberty275 2 years, 11 months ago

He/she does seem a little 'occupied' with the size of men's things. But really, who are we to judge?

Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 11 months ago

There are stores that sell all different sizes.

Liberty275 2 years, 11 months ago

And colors. I always wanted a big black one. Truck, I mean.

tanaumaga 2 years, 11 months ago

big guys drive big trucks too. big trucks are big and need more room. share the road little cars.

tanaumaga 2 years, 11 months ago

big guys drive big trucks too. big trucks are big and need more room. share the road little cars.

Rick Aldrich 2 years, 11 months ago

We all remember what a little guy did with a BIG truck a few months ago at the intersection of 31st and Iowa street too. THUD!!!

Liberty275 2 years, 11 months ago

And some of us know about the guy with the 700HP Vette he wrecked the first time he drove it.

DillonBarnes 2 years, 11 months ago

Uh oh, someone failed their CDL exam. Now he's just a little guy trying to be a big tough guy on the internet.

motercyclejim 2 years, 11 months ago

Yeah go back 2 san fransisco!!! What a jerk he probly votes 4 obamma!!!!!!

RoeDapple 2 years, 11 months ago

<< This little guy is 6'3", 260lbs If you don't like my drivin' then stay off the sidewalk!

(nearly 2 million miles driving trucks, accident free)

Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 11 months ago

You might have considered all those miles to be accident free, but I'm sure the bugs on your front bumper and windshield would have considered the situation to be very different.

Liberty275 2 years, 11 months ago

What's the last thing to go thru a bug's mind when he hits a windshield?

Christine Pennewell Davis 2 years, 11 months ago

Rule of thumb, when at a stoplight or sign and a big truck is turning in your lane back up to give them room. This works only when no one is behind you and you are able to do so in that case the big truck needs to take his turn on the curb to not hit your car but in some cases that not safe. Moral of the story they are bigger and you are smaller they can crush you like a bug so beware and give room, also truck drivers your moral is you are bigger but you do not rule the road and even when the foreman is breathing down your neck about time frame remember it will always be your fault even when it is not so slow down be car aware and if need be just wait to make your turn.

Christine Pennewell Davis 2 years, 11 months ago

Two things did not mean turning into your lane meant on to your street plus, in case some people just do not look, not only men drive big trucks.

Scott Morgan 2 years, 11 months ago

This is a perfect example of why most Kansans ignore Lawrence. Ripping construction workers, stereotyping, and worse. How? Well it seems some Lawrencians are completely void of any understanding how our economy works.

BTW...the construction business is rapidly becoming a haven for females looking at doing something different, but being paid well.

void of any understanding how our economy works.........construction workers pay in taxes, government workers take the tax money.

kansanbygrace 2 years, 11 months ago

Uh, wiss, the government workers who get paid for their work also pay taxes, just like the truck drivers and insurance salesmen. So do the carpenters and steel workers and city, county and state inspectors. That's how our economy works.

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