PALMDALE – Nearly four dozen citations were issued Tuesday during a traffic enforcement operation targeting commercial trucks on Avenue S in Palmdale, authorities announced.
“Avenue S is not a commercial truck route, and in recent years, the city of Palmdale has invested money into widening and improving the roadway. The roadway was not constructed to bear the weight of these types of vehicles and will quickly deteriorate if these vehicles continuously use it,” according to a news release by the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.
“Due to the construction on Pearblossom Highway, significantly more commercial trucks have been using Avenue S instead of following the detour signs and using the designated truck routes on Sierra Highway, Palmdale Boulevard, Avenue P and Avenue M,” the news release continues.
Palmdale Sheriff’s Station Motor deputies conducted Tuesday’s traffic enforcement operation, which netted 47 citations. Deputies will continue to monitor Avenue S and enforce the traffic laws, especially while the construction on Pearblossom Highway continues, sheriff’s officials said.
“Palmdale Sheriff’s Station Traffic Department is aware of the complaints from our citizens and we are working diligently to alleviate as many of these traffic issues as possible,” the news release states.
For more information, contact the station’s Traffic Department at 661-272-2400.
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