The Yuba County Board of Supervisors Tuesday took the first step in lifting a truck weight restriction on three roads that connect to Highway 70.

The move was aimed at easing the number of trucks traveling through downtown Marysville, especially those hauling debris from the Paradise area (leveled by wildfire late last year) to the Recology Ostrom Road Landfill. 

Woodruff Lane, Mathews Lane and Ramirez Road have been under a county-imposed 22-ton weight restriction for many years because of the deteriorating conditions of the roads, according to a county press release. Last year, the county secured around $6.4 million federal funds to repair the roads and make them suitable for trucks hauling heavy loads, which was completed in November.

A second reading of the change in county ordinance will take place later this month, according to the release, and once finalized, the restrictions will be lifted by late July.

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