2014-04-03 / Front Page

Weight limits set for state

UP, downstate to see highway restrictions

LANSING – Weight restrictions will be imposed on all state trunkline highways in the state of Michigan, including the Upper Peninsula beginning 8 a.m. Friday. State routes typically carry M, I, or US designations.

In the restricted areas, the following will apply:

• On routes designated as “allseason routes” (designated in green and gold on the MDOT Truck Operators Map), there will be no reduction in legal axle weights.

• On routes designated as “seasonal” (designated in solid or dashed red on the MDOT Truck Operators Map), there will be a posted weight reduction of 25 percent for rigid pavements and 35 percent for flexible pavements.

• All extended permits will be valid for oversize loads in the weight-restricted area on the restricted routes.

• Single-trip permits will not be issued for any overweight loads or loads exceeding 14 feet in width, 11 axles and 150 feet in overall length on the restricted routes.

For weight restriction information and updates, call (800) 787-8960, or residents can access this information on MDOT’s website at www.michigan.gov/truckers, under “Restrictions.”

All-season routes are designated in green and gold on the MDOT Truck Operators Map, which is available online.

Residents may also sign up to receive email alerts.

Trucking companies located in New Jersey and Canada can obtain information by calling 517-373-6256.

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