The ordinance regulating rural roads and the monitoring and control work of the Municipal Agriculture and Local Police Service guarantee the conservation of our rural roads.
Since 2011, the City Council of Yecla has had a Municipal Ordinance that regulates the use and conservation measures for the rural road network of our municipality.
Among these measures is the control of the tonnage of the vehicles that circulate through them.
In recent days, the Municipal Agricultural Service and the Local Police have applied thirty sanctions to an agricultural company that failed to comply with the Municipal Ordinance.
Similarly, the tonnage of more than 10 trucks has been controlled, until the offenders have regularized their activity and the fulfillment of the Municipal Ordinance has been restored, guaranteeing the conservation of the rural road network.
Measures have been taken to minimize the inconvenience to the neighbors, indicating an alternative itinerary of the trucks and applying a bond to guarantee the repair of the possible damages that this activity could cause in the roads of our municipal term.
And in addition, the Civil Guard has been informed to perform speed controls.
At present, the municipal ordinance establishes, as a general rule, the prohibition of driving all types of vehicles that exceed 16 tons of weight on rural roads.
Therefore, whoever has the need to drive on rural roads with a vehicle of greater weight, must have the express municipal authorization where the access conditions are established.
However, given that in recent years there has been a modernization of agricultural machinery, with our farmers having a greater number of vehicles that could exceed that tonnage, thereby complicating the tasks of harvesting grain or the harvest itself, among other.
From the Agriculture Service a possible revision is being studied, of some point of this ordinance, that allows to avoid, as far as possible, the inconvenience to other neighbors or users of rural roads, guarantee its conservation and facilitate agricultural work of our farmers, main users and recipients of the rural road network.
Source: PP Yecla