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MDOT Seasonal Weight/Load Restrictions - May 12, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014   (0 Comments)
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Effective 6:00 AM Monday, May 12, 2014, weight restrictions will be lifted on all state trunk line highways from the southern Michigan border north to and including US-2 to Iron Mountain. Frost restrictions are still in effect on M-185 on Mackinac Island and on all highways north of US-2. State trunkline highways typically carry M, I, or US designations. 
Weight restriction information and updates may be obtained by calling 1-800-787-8960. For companies located in Canada or New Jersey, information may be obtained by calling 517-373-6256. 
- On routes designated as "All Season Routes" (green or gold on the MDOT Truck Operators Map) there will be no reduction in legal axle weight. 
- On routes designated as "Seasonal" (solid or dashed red on the MDOT Truck Operators Map) there will be a weight reduction of 25% for rigid pavements and 35% for flexible pavements. 
-Extended permits will be valid for oversize only in the weight restricted area. 
-Single trip permits will not be issued for overweight loads or loads exceeding 14 feet in width, 11 axles and 150 feet in overall length in the weight restricted area. 
Detailed Weight Restriction information may be obtained by linking to  Please refer to the MDOT Truck Operator's Map for route designations. 
Click here to view the bulletin.
To check the status of any current restrictions on county jurisdiction roadways, click here.
If you have any questions or comments, contact Glenn Bukoski at or Doug Needham at or call them at the MITA office at 517-347-8336.

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