Michigan enforcing truck weight restrictions

LANSING, Mich. — Restrictions for commercial truck traffic are being enforced on a variety of "seasonal" Michigan state roadways, the MDOT announced.

As of last week, weight limitations are in effect from the southern Michigan border north to and including the entire stretch of US-10 at Ludington in Mason County, east to and including M-25 and the thumb area in Huron County.

There are no restrictions for legal axle weight loads on roads designated as "all-season trunklines." On routes designated as "seasonal," there will be a posted reduction of 25 percent for rigid pavements and 35 percent for flexible pavements, the DOT states.

All extended permits will be valid for oversized 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 on the restricted routes.

Check out MDOT Truck Operators Map, by clicking here for an illustration of designated routes.

Canadian carriers can obtain more information by calling 517-373-6256.


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