In the wake of several accidents on a steep roadway, heavy trucks will be banned from exiting the Glendale Freeway at Mountain Street under a resolution to be considered today by the Glendale City Council.
Under the resolution, which is expected to be adopted, trucks weighing more than 6,000 pounds would be prohibited from traveling west on Mountain between the freeway and Verdugo Road. The area is the site of a busy main intersection leading to Glendale Community College and the heavily populated Verdugo Woodlands area.
While no serious injuries have been reported, several heavy trucks in the past few years have lost braking power on the roadway--the downhill grade exceeds 11%--and overturned while turning right onto Verdugo.
The state Department of Transportation already has agreed to install signs at the off-ramps to restrict truck traffic. The ban will go into effect after signs are posted, which is expected to take at least several weeks.