2012 Load Restrictions

For Ontario load restrictions, please go to http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/trucks/loadnotice.shtml.

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In Michigan:

Effective 8:00 AM Monday February 27th, 2012 weight restrictions will be imposed and enforced on all state trunkline highways within the Upper Peninsula in the State of Michigan. 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 www..michigan.gov/truckers. Please refer to the MDOT Truck Operator’s Map for route designations.

Spring Weight Restrictions: http://mdotwas1.mdot.state.mi.us/public/alerts/bulletins.cfm?bulletin=weight

 

Courtesy of Steven Horwood, Michigan State Police

Michigan – Weight Restrictions

Updated Spring Weight Restrictions Bulletin List:

See the attached for MDOT Sping Weight Restriction Bulletin #1 Information.
Currently, there are no spring weight restrictions active for state trunkline highways.
However, the Michigan Department of Transportation has initiated efforts to begin monitoring spring frost.

Please take the necessary precautions to ensure your transporting operations are accomplished prior to the weight restrictions being imposed.

Although no one can predict when the restrictions will be imposed, you can review when they were imposed in previous years by accessing the web at: http://www.michigan.gov/truckers and clicking on “MDOT Spring Weight Restrictions.” This website also provides detailed weight restriction information.

The current weight restriction status can also be obtained by calling MDOT’s toll-free number at: (800) 787-8960.

When the restrictions are imposed, the following will apply in the restricted area:

– On routes designated as “All Season Routes” (green and gold on MDOT Truck Operator’s Map), there will be no reduction in legal axle weights.

– On routes designated as “Seasonal” (solid or dashed red on the MDOT Trucker Operator’s Map), there will be weight reduction of 25% for rigid pavements and 35% for flexible pavements.
Refer to the MDOT Truck Operators Map for route designations.
Extended permits will be valid for oversize only in the weight restricted area.

Spring Weight Restrictions: http://mdotwas1.mdot.state.mi.us/public/alerts/bulletins.cfm?bulletin=weight

Courtesy Steven Horwood, Michigan State Police
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Michigan Highways #6

General Spring Weight Load Restriction Bulletin #6

Effective 8:00 AM, Wednesday, April 7, 2010 weight restrictions will be lifted on all state trunkline highways within the state of Michigan. This includes both the upper and lower peninsulas.

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.
Detailed weight restriction information may be obtained by linking to www.michigan.gov/truckers or by calling: 517-373-2121. Refer to the MDOT Truck Operator Map for route designations.

Courtesy Lt. Charles Black, Michigan State Police

Michigan Highways #5

General Spring Weight Load Restriction Bulletin #5

Effective 8:00 AM, Monday, April 5, 2010 weight restrictions will be lifted on all state trunkline highways south of and including US-2 at St. Ignace west to the Michigan/Wisconsin state line at Iron Mountain. State trunkline highways typically carry M, I, or US designations.

In the restricted area the following will apply:

  • On routes designated as "All Season Routes" (green and gold on MDOT Truck Operator’s Map), there will be no reduction in legal axle weights.
  • On routes designated as "Seasonal" (solid or dashed red on the MDOT Truck Operator’s Map), there will be 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 or in width or 11 axles in the weight restricted areas.

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.
Detailed weight restriction information may be obtained by linking to www.michigan.gov/truckers or by calling: 517-373-2121. Refer to the MDOT Truck Operator Map for route designations.

Courtesy Lt. Charles Black, Michigan State Police

Michigan weight restrictions #3

General Spring Weight Load Restriction Bulletin #3

Effective 8:00 AM, Monday, March 15, 2010 weight restrictions will be lifted on all state trunkline highways from the southern Michigan border, north to and including I-94. State trunkline highways typically carry M, I, or US designations.

In the restricted area the following will apply:

  • On routes designated as "All Season Routes" (green and gold on MDOT Truck Operator’s Map), there will be no reduction in legal axle weights.
  • On routes designated as "Seasonal" (solid or dashed red on the MDOT Truck Operator’s Map), there will be 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 or in width or 11 axles in the weight restricted areas.

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. Detailed weight restriction information may be obtained by linking to www.michigan.gov/truckers or by calling: 517-373-2121. Refer to the MDOT Truck Operator Map for route designations.

Courtesy Michigan Department of Transportation