WisDOT announces weight limits for Forest and Iron County state highways
March 27, 2013
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) North Central Region today announced the seasonal posting of weight limits on area state highways. The weight restrictions are 6 tons gross load for single axle vehicles and 10 tons gross load for tandem axle vehicles (any two axles under 8 feet apart). The maximum gross weight is 24 tons. School buses, trucks hauling milk, garbage, heating fuel and septic materials are exempt from seasonal load limits in accordance with section 349.16 (3) Wisconsin Statutes.
Weight restrictions will go into effect at noon on Friday, March 29, 2013 on the following highways:
- WIS 55, Forest County, between Argonne and the Michigan State line
- WIS 169, Ashland and Iron counties, between WIS 13 and US 2
- WIS 122, Iron County, between WIS 77 and the north Iron County line
Seasonal weight restrictions (springtime posted roads) are placed on specific highways during the spring thaw period. The restrictions are implemented to prevent damage to the pavement structure.
In the event of unpredicted cold weather, the postings in each county may be delayed as conditions require, and will become effective at the discretion of the State Highway Engineer.
For more information, contact:
Communications Manager Kristin McHugh, WisDOT NC Region
(715) 421-8380, firstname.lastname@example.org