Truckie's driving B-doubles on Thorne Road will no longer get into trouble with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) when pulling their loads between the Hanwood and Bag Town roundabouts.
Griffith City Council has announced that that section of Thorne Road, which is a direct route linking the two runabouts, has now been approved for B-double use by the NHVR.
The approval also includes trucks pulling the 'Higher Mass Limit' weights.
The now available road-section will allow truck drivers to head directly from the Burley Griffith Way to the southern approach of the Kidman Way via the Yoogali Intersection and bypassing the Griffith CBD.
Until now truck drivers have been hesitant to use the new road with many drivers being left unsure of the road's B-double rating and being unwilling to risk a potential $1500 for driving on a non B-double approved road.
This followed a break down in communications between the RMS and National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).
The break down saw the road's B-double rating fail to be listed on the NHVR's system despite appearing on the RMS's website as B-double approved.
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