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Posted on Mon, Feb 27, 2012 : 11:17 a.m.

Seasonal truck weight restrictions suspended by Road Commission

By Lisa Allmendinger

Because of the unusually warm winter, the Washtenaw County Road Commission last week suspended seasonal weight restrictions until further notice.

Seasonal weight restrictions are mandated to help minimize the impact of heavy trucks on Michigan's roads during the spring cycle of freezing and thawing, according to the County Road Association of Michigan.

“By law, road agencies can enact weight restrictions on roads that are not designated as all-season routes when conditions merit,” CRAM information states.

Normally, these restrictions take effect on March 1.

For more information about the seasonal weight restrictions, click here.

A truck operator’s map can be found here.

Seasonal restrictions lower the axle-loading limits and reduces the maximum travel speed for certain vehicles. For more details about seasonal weight restrictions, click here.

There are some exceptions, however, and those can be found here.

Lisa Allmendinger is a regional reporter for AnnArbor.com, who also covers the Washtenaw County Road Commission. She can be reached at lisaallmendinger@annarbor.com.

Comments

ruminator

Tue, Feb 28, 2012 : 12:36 p.m.

Oh good, now the trucks can be overweight all year. 12 full months of damage to the roads.

Paul R

Tue, Feb 28, 2012 : 2:11 p.m.

Its the trucks fault your driveway is bad?

xmo

Mon, Feb 27, 2012 : 7:06 p.m.

Yea! Global Warming is working!