Industry News

MI: Weight Restrictions to be Lifted

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Effective Friday, March 23 at 6:00 a.m., weight restrictions will be lifted in Michigan.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (DOT) office released their Spring weight restrictions update, including the following:

  • From the southern Michigan border north to and including M-43 in Van Buren County east to I-69/I-96 in Eaton County (on the West side of Lansing)
  • Then north on I-69/I-96 in Eaton County and continuing on I-69 east to Port Huron, St. Clair County.
  • Frost restrictions are still in effect for the remainder of the state and will be imposed and enforced on all state trunkline highways north of the M-43, I-69 line.

More Changes Taking Effect

Additional changes to note, also effective Friday, March 23 at 6 a.m.

  • 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.

If You Have Any Questions

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.

North Dakota Load Restrictions

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The following load restrictions have been updated by the North Dakota Department of Transportation (DOT).

I 94B – Mile Pt. 900.000 to 903.448 (I94 Connection to East Medora)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

I 94B – Mile Pt. 903.603 to 908.765

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

I 94B – Mile Pt. 908.791 to 920.474

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

I 194 – Mile Pt. 0.000 to 1.072 (Junction Interstate 94 Exit 156-Mandan to Junction Interstate 94 Business Route-Mandan)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

US 12 – Mile Pt. 0.000 to 87.470 (Montana State Line to South Dakota State Line)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

US 83N – Mile Pt. 0.000 to 65.934 (South Dakota State Line to Junction Interstate 94 and North Dakota 14)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

US 83N – Mile Pt. 89.466 to 147.556 (0.5 mi. North of Junction Interstate 94 and US 83 Spur and North Da to Junction North Dakota 200 West)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

US 83S – Mile Pt. 89.466 to 147.556 (0.5 mi. North of Junction Interstate 94 and US 83 Spur and North Da to Junction North Dakota 200 West)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

US 85N – Mile Pt. 0.000 to 112.880 (South Dakota State Line to 5.2 mi. North of Junction North Dakota 200 East)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 3 – Mile Pt. 0.000 to 85.111 (South Dakota State Line to Interstate 94-Dawson)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 3 – Mile Pt. 93.053 to 136.278 (Junction Interstate 94-Steele to Junction North Dakota 200 East-Hurdsfield)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 6 – Mile Pt. 0.000 to 11.500 (South Dakota State Line to 0.5 mi. South of Selfridge)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 6 – Mile Pt. 11.500 to 34.851 (0.5 mi. South of Selfridge to Junction North Dakota 24 South-Breien)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 6 Ton

 

ND 6 – Mile Pt. 34.851 to 42.149 (Junction North Dakota 24 South-Breien to Junction North Dakota 21 West)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 7 Ton

 

ND 6 – Mile Pt. 42.149 to 67.413 (Junction North Dakota 21 West to Junction Interstate 94 Business Route-Mandan)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 8 – Mile Pt. 0.000 to 4.035 (South Dakota State Line to West Junction US 12-Hettinger)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 7 Ton

 

ND 8 – Mile Pt. 12.119 to 45.583 (East Junction US 12 to Junction North Dakota 21 East-Mott)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 7 Ton

 

ND 8 – Mile Pt. 45.583 to 82.391 (Junction North Dakota 21 East-Mott to 2.1 mi. North of Junction Interstate 94-Richardton)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 8 – Mile Pt. 82.391 to 112.215 (2.1 mi. North of Junction Interstate 94-Richardton to Junction North Dakota 200 East)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 7 Ton

 

ND 8 – Mile Pt. 113.807 to 114.994 (Junction North Dakota 200 West-Halliday to 1.2 mi. North of Junction North Dakota 200 West-Halliday)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 8 – Mile Pt. 114.994 to 132.120 (1.2 mi. North of Junction North Dakota 200 West-Halliday to North of Twin Buttes)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 6 Ton

 

ND 8 – Mile Pt. 203.888 to 211.321 (West Junction US 52 and North Dakota 5 to US Customs and Canadian International Border)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 8 Ton

 

ND 11 – Mile Pt. 0.000 to 3.000 (Junction US 83 to Hague)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 11 – Mile Pt. 3.000 to 26.774 (Hague to Junction North Dakota 3 North)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 8 Ton

 

ND 11 – Mile Pt. 35.157 to 77.830 (Junction North Dakota 3 South-Ashley to Junction US 281 South-Ellendale)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 8 Ton

 

ND 13E – Mile Pt. 186.082 to 198.984 (Junction North Dakota 1804 to Junction US 83 North-Linton)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 6 Ton

 

ND 13E – Mile Pt. 200.000 to 222.622 (Junction US 83 South-Linton to Junction North Dakota 3 North)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 13E – Mile Pt. 232.510 to 278.119 (Junction North Dakota 3 South-Wishek to Junction US 281-Edgeley)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 14 – Mile Pt. 0.000 to 45.777 (Junction Interstate 94 and US 83 South to Junction North Dakota 200-Denhoff)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 7 Ton

 

ND 16 – Mile Pt. 60.000 to 74.000 (South of Golva to 2.9 mi. South of Junction Interstate 94-Beach)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 7 Ton

 

ND 16 – Mile Pt. 74.000 to 77.096 (2.9 mi. South of Junction Interstate 94-Beach to 0.2 mi. North of Junction Interstate 94-Beach)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 16 – Mile Pt. 77.096 to 95.658 (0.2 mi. North of Jct I94-Beach to Hollers)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 5 Ton

 

ND 16 – Mile Pt. 95.658 to 137.915 (Hollers to Junction North Dakota 68)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 8 Ton

 

ND 21 – Mile Pt. 0.000 to 15.775 (Junction US 85 to Junction North Dakota 22 North-New England)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 6 Ton

 

ND 21 – Mile Pt. 23.830 to 44.868 (Junction North Dakota 22 South to Junction North Dakota 8 South)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 7 Ton

 

ND 21 – Mile Pt. 52.635 to 122.384 (Junction North Dakota 8 North-Mott to Junction North Dakota 6)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 22 – Mile Pt. 0.000 to 11.929 (South Dakota State Line to West Junction US 12-Reeder)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 7 Ton

 

ND 22 – Mile Pt. 16.186 to 78.000

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 22 – Mile Pt. 71.926 to 104.534

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 22 – Mile Pt. 105.710 to 141.099 (Jct ND 200 to Junction North Dakota 73)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 22B – Mile Pt. 920.000 to 927.751 (Jct I94 to Jct Hwy 22)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 22B – Mile Pt. 940.466 to 945.518 (Jct ND 200-Killdeer to Jct ND 22)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 24 – Mile Pt. 0.000 to 29.914 (Junction North Dakota 6 to Junction North Dakota 1806)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 24 – Mile Pt. 29.914 to 45.046 (Junction North Dakota 1806 to Junction North Dakota 6)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 7 Ton

 

ND 25 – Mile Pt. 0.000 to 34.758 (Junction Interstate 94 to Junction North Dakota 31-Hannover)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 30 – Mile Pt. 0.000 to 42.426 (Junction North Dakota 13-Lehr to Junction Interstate 94)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 8 Ton

 

ND 31 – Mile Pt. 0.000 to 35.257 (South Dakota State Line to Junction North Dakota 21)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 8 Ton

 

ND 31 – Mile Pt. 78.257 to 108.650 (Junction Interstate 94-New Salem to Junction North Dakota 200 A West)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 31 – Mile Pt. 110.517 to 112.195 (Junction North Dakota 200 A East to Stanton)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 34 – Mile Pt. 0.000 to 27.000 (Junction US 83-Hazelton to 0.9 mi. East of Junction North Dakota 3-Napoleon)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 8 Ton

 

ND 34 – Mile Pt. 27.000 to 45.208 (0.9 mi. East of Junction North Dakota 3-Napoleon to Junction North Dakota 30 South)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 6 Ton

 

ND 34 – Mile Pt. 45.954 to 56.932 (Junction North Dakota 30 North to Junction North Dakota 56)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 7 Ton

 

ND 36 – Mile Pt. 0.000 to 23.907 (Junction US 83-Wilton to Junction North Dakota 14-Wing)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 7 Ton

 

ND 36 – Mile Pt. 23.907 to 35.465 (Junction North Dakota 14-Wing to 3.5 mi. West of Junction North Dakota 3-Tuttle)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 6 Ton

 

ND 36 – Mile Pt. 35.465 to 48.116 (3.5 mi. West of Junction North Dakota 3-Tuttle to 0.1 mi. East of Robinson)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 36 – Mile Pt. 48.116 to 90.344 (0.1 mi. East of Robinson to Junction US 52 and 281-Pingree)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 8 Ton

 

ND 40 – Mile Pt. 56.077 to 63.450 (Junction North Dakota 5 East-Noonan to US Customs and Canadian International Border)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 8 Ton

 

ND 41 – Mile Pt. 0.000 to 24.995 (Jct US 83 to Jct US 83)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 8 Ton

 

ND 41 – Mile Pt. 32.995 to 35.356 (Junction North Dakota 200 West to 0.4 mi. North of Turtle Lake)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 46 – Mile Pt. 0.000 to 30.656 (Junction North Dakota 30 to Junction US 281)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 48 – Mile Pt. 0.000 to 9.261 (Junction North Dakota 25-Center to Junction North Dakota 200A)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 7 Ton

 

ND 49 – Mile Pt. 0.000 to 29.762 (South Dakota State Line to Junction North Dakota 21 West-New Leipzig)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 6 Ton

 

ND 49 – Mile Pt. 36.331 to 67.710 (Junction North Dakota 21 East-Elgin to 0.3 mi. South of Glen Ullin)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 7 Ton

 

ND 49 – Mile Pt. 67.710 to 104.407 (0.3 mi. South of Glen Ullin to Junction North Dakota 200)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 50 – Mile Pt. 20.850 to 53.378 (0.5 mi. East of Junction US 85 to 1 mi. West of Junction North Dakota 40 South)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 8 Ton

 

ND 56 – Mile Pt. 0.000 to 19.270 (Junction North Dakota 11 to 1 mi. South of Junction North Dakota 13 East-Kulm)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 7 Ton

 

ND 56 – Mile Pt. 27.288 to 30.000 (Junction North Dakota 13 West-Fredonia to 2.7 mi. North of Junction North Dakota 13 West-Fredonia)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 56 – Mile Pt. 30.000 to 50.203 (2.7 mi. North of Junction North Dakota 13 West-Fredonia to Junction North Dakota 46-Gackle)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 7 Ton

 

ND 67 – Mile Pt. 0.000 to 2.000 (Junction US 12-Scranton to 2 mi. North of Junction US 12-Scranton)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 67 – Mile Pt. 2.000 to 27.466 (2 mi. North of Junction US 12-Scranton to Junction North Dakota 21)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 6 Ton

 

ND 73 – Mile Pt. 0.000 to 11.332 (Junction North Dakota 23 to Junction North Dakota 22)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 7 Ton

 

ND 89 – Mile Pt. 0.000 to 1.309 (Lignite to Junction North Dakota 5)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 8 Ton

 

ND 200 – Mile Pt. 75.083 to 117.262 (Junction US 85 South to Jct Hwy 8)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 200 – Mile Pt. 117.262 to 143.511 (Jct Hwy 8 to Jct Hwy 49)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 8 Ton

 

ND 200 – Mile Pt. 143.511 to 188.892 (Junction North Dakota 49 to Junction US 83 and North Dakota 1804 North)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 200 – Mile Pt. 192.873 to 252.062 (Junction US 83 and North Dakota 1804 South-Underwo to Junction North Dakota 3 South)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 200A – Mile Pt. 900.000 to 925.654

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 200A – Mile Pt. 925.654 to 936.383

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 6 Ton

 

ND 810 – Mile Pt. 0.000 to 1.462 (Junction Interstate 94 Business and Interstate 194 to 1.3 mi. West of Junction US 83 Business South-Bismarck)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 1804 – Mile Pt. 0.000 to 72.193 (South Dakota State Line to 6 mi. South of Junction US 83 Business and North Dakota 810-Bisma)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 6 Ton

 

ND 1804 – Mile Pt. 72.193 to 75.800 (6 mi. South of Junction US 83 Business and North Dakota 810-Bisma to 2.8 mi. South of Junction US 83 Business and North Dakota 810-Bisma)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 1804 – Mile Pt. 72.193 to 75.800

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 1804 – Mile Pt. 82.973 to 87.165 (Junction US 83 North to 4.2 mi. North of Junction US 83 North)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 8 Ton

 

ND 1804 – Mile Pt. 87.165 to 113.383 (4.2 mi. North of Junction US 83 North to Junction US 83 South)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 6 Ton

 

ND 1804 – Mile Pt. 0.000 to 72.193 (South Dakota State Line to 6 mi. South of Junction US 83 Business and North Dakota 810-Bisma)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 6 Ton

 

ND 1804 – Mile Pt. 72.193 to 75.800 (6 mi. South of Junction US 83 Business and North Dakota 810-Bisma to 2.8 mi. South of Junction US 83 Business and North Dakota 810-Bisma)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 1804 – Mile Pt. 72.193 to 75.800

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: by Legal Weight

 

ND 1804 – Mile Pt. 82.973 to 87.165 (Junction US 83 North to 4.2 mi. North of Junction US 83 North)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 8 Ton

 

ND 1804 – Mile Pt. 87.165 to 113.383 (4.2 mi. North of Junction US 83 North to Junction US 83 South)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 6 Ton

 

ND 1806 – Mile Pt. 140.000 to 181.918 (Junction North Dakota 200 to Junction North Dakota 8)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 6 Ton

 

ND 1806 – Mile Pt. 266.000 to 274.208 (Junction North Dakota 23 to One hundred-fifth Avenue)

03/19/2018 12:03 PM CDT

Restriction In Effect: 8 Ton

 

Minnesota: Seasonal Load Limit Notification

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation released the ending date for Winter load increases and the starting date for Spring load restrictions in the North-Central and North frost zones.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. is the ending date for Winter load increases, as well as the starting date for Spring load restrictions in the North-Central frost zone.

Thursday, March 22 at 12:01 a.m. is the start date for Spring load restrictions in the North frost zone, while Winter load increases have ended and Spring load restrictions have begun in all other frost zones.

Overweight Permits

Oversize load permits for over 80,000-pounds will continue and new permits will be issued if axle and group weights are legal.

  • Up to full-summer overweight permits can be issued as well during the Spring load restriction period only on interstate through movements.
  • Middle-range overweight permits become available within each frost zone when Spring load restrictions are lifted.
  • Full-summer overweight permits become available within each frost zone starting two to three weeks after Spring load restrictions are lifted.

If You Have Any Questions

For questions about over legal weight/size “heavy haul” trucking call 651.405.6196 (select Option 3, Option 3).

We’re Here to Help

As always, everyone here at WCS Permits & Pilot Cars is here to help you! If you have any questions, please feel to Contact Us Online now or call us at (888) 737-6483 to reach our customer service department. One of our experienced specialists can help you with any needs and questions that you may have or direct you to the expert who can.

 

South Dakota Spring Load Limits

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The South Dakota DOT released the following regarding the Spring Load Limits, effective 10 a.m. Thursday, March 15.

  • SD 42 – From US 281 East to the Davison County Line MRM 280.00 to MRM 285.88 – 6 Tons/Axle
  • SD 1804 – From SD 44 to Platte Creek – MRM 112.13 to MRM 120.16 – 6 Tons/Axle
  • SD 1806 – US 18 north to Whetstone – MRM 15.68 to MRM 25.75 – 6 Tons/Axle
  • SD 1806 – SD 44 to Lucas Corner – MRM 42.78 to MRM 48.55 – 6 Tons/Axle
  • SD 251 – Nebraska State Line to US 18 – MRM 0.00 to MRM 15.84 – 6 Tons/Axle

The following Spring Load Limits will be effective 3 p.m. Thursday, March 15.

    • US 16A – Custer State Park east gate to SD 244 – MRM 26.25 to MRM 55.76 – 7 Tons/Axle
  • SD 36 – US 16A to SD 79 – MRM 36.00 to MRM 45.01 – 7 Tons/Axle
  • SD 40 – Hayward to Cheyenne River – MRM 38.26 to MRM 69.00 – 7 Tons/Axle
  • SD 87 – Wind Cave Nat’l Park to US 16/385 – MRM 47.27 to MRM 79.36 – 7 Tons/Axle
  • SD 71 – Neb Line to 2 mi. S of Cheyenne River – MRM 0.00 to MRM 21.00 – 7 Tons/Axle
  • SD 89 – US 16A to SD 87 – MRM 58.51 to MRM 64.58 – 7 Tons/Axle
  • SD 471 – Provo to US 18 – MRM 19.60 to MRM 24.00 – 7 Tons/Axle

For further information or a copy of the Spring Load Restriction map, please contact the DOT at 605-773-3571 or visit the South Dakota DOT Load Limits web page.

Michigan: Spring Weight Restrictions

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The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) released weight restrictions effective February 19, 2018.

As of 6 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, weight restrictions will be imposed and enforced on all state trunk line highways from the Michigan/Indiana and Ohio line, North to and including, M-46 in in Muskegon County at the US-31BR intersection in the City of Muskegon Easterly to US-131 North to M-46 then continuing East on M-46 to Port Sanilac County ending at the M-25 intersection, according to the MDOT Spring weight restrictions’ bulletin.

IMPORTANT RESTRICTIONS TO NOTE

  • 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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For additional weight restriction information and updates, call 800.787.8960. For anyone in Canada or New Jersey, call 517.373.6256.

More weight restriction information may be obtained at www.michigan.gov/truckers, refer to the MDOT Truck Operator’s Map for route designations.

Louisiana: Mardi Gras Travel Restrictions

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development’s Secretary, Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D., announced oversize load travel restrictions for Mardi Gras 2018, which will affect travel and the issuing of oversize load permits from Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 through Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.

Specifically, the announcement said oversize and overweight vehicle movement, with the exception of permit loads that qualify for 24 hour movement, will be prohibited on all state highways in selected areas (i.e., New Orleans, Lafayette, Houma, Lake Charles and New Roads) on Saturday, February 10, 2018 through Tuesday, February 13, 2018 in observance of the Mardi Gras season.

  1. Parishes of Orleans, Jefferson and St. Bernard (including the interstates)
  2. Within the city limits of Lafayette, with the exception of 1-10
  3. Within the city limits and surrounding area of New Roads
  4. Within the city limits and surrounding area of Houma
  5. Within the city limits and surrounding area of Lake Charles, with the exception of 1-10 and 1-210

Wilson said the decision was made in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety, Office of State Police, to provide maximum safety for motorists traveling on State highways during this season.

The Louisiana Truck Permit Office will remain open Monday, February 12 and Tuesday, February 13, 2018 for the issuance of oversize load permits outside of the designated areas.

If You Have Any Questions

If you have any questions regarding Mardi Gras road closures or about the LA DOT permit office, please feel to Contact Us Online now or call us at (888) 737-6483 to reach our customer service department. One of our experienced specialists can help you with any needs and questions that you may have or direct you to the expert who can.

Bomb Cyclone Results in State Permit Closures & Travel Restrictions

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As the ‘Bomb Cyclone’ hits the East Coast, state permit offices are closing and restrictions are in place for oversize load travel.

The storm has brought strong winds, snow and subzero temperatures to most of the Atlantic seaboard, and blizzard warnings have been issued for states including; Delaware, Virginia, Maryland, coastal New Jersey, Long Island, N.Y. and coastal New England. This could be the strongest storm the states have ever experienced.

STATES AFFECTED BY THE CYCLONE

The following states have closures and/or restrictions in place:

Connecticut – State permit office is closed

Delaware – Governor Carney has ordered state offices closed today, Thursday, Jan. 4.

Georgia – A state of emergency has been issued for 28 counties through Friday, Jan. 5 as the storm hits southeast Georgia. Call 877.694.2511 for weather updates.

Maryland – State office is open but there are some oversize load travel restrictions.

Massachusetts – State is closed and not issuing permits for today, Thursday, Jan. 4.

New Hampshire – No oversize load travel. Office is light staffed and will most likely close early

New Jersey – Phones are not being answered in the state permit office, but it has not been confirmed that the office is closed.

New York – Currently open, but could see possible restrictions

North Carolina – State permit office is open, but there are road closures on the south eastern side of the state

Vermont- While the state office is open and issuing permits, no oversize travel is allowed

Virginia – State permit office is open, but permit issuing is on a two-hour delay

 

WCS IS HERE TO HELP!

WCS Permits & Pilot Cars is here to help with all questions relating to any state permit office closure, delays or oversize travel restrictions. We will do our best to keep you up-to-date on the cyclone’s impact on oversize load travel. WCS can also answer any questions you may have about state closures, or any questions on your everyday oversize load permitstrip & fuel permits and superloads. Contact us now, or give us a call at 888.737.6483.

Minnesota Winter Load Increases

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Materials & Road Research has started publishing information on seasonal load limit notifications in frost zones.

NORTH FROST ZONE

On Thursday December 14, winter load increases began on unrestricted highways in the North Frost Zone beginning at 12:01 a.m. Vehicles will be allowed to operate up to 10 percent over the standard legal maximum loads on unrestricted highways during the Winter Load increase period, according to a “Seasonal Load Limit Notification” distributed by the Minnesota DOT.

The release also stated trucks must comply with current registration weight laws on their routes and a Winter Weight Increase Permit is required to take advantage of the 10 percent weight increase on Interstate Highways only. A permit is not required for state trunk highways.

NORTH-CENTRAL FROST ZONE

The MN DOT Office of Materials & Road Research released a seasonal limit notification on the North-Central Frost Zone which will begin on unrestricted highways at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. Like the Winter load increases already in effect in the North Frost Zone, vehicles will be allowed to operate up to 10 percent over the standard legal maximum loads on unrestricted highways during the Winter Load Increase period. Trucks, however, must comply with current registration weight laws and not exceed registered gross weight tolerances.

MORE INFO

It is urged by the MN DOT that you check with local agencies (cities, counties and townships) prior to increasing any weights on routes. Winter weight increase permits are required.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety can be reached at 651.405.6196 (select option 3, option 3).

Winter load increases beginning and ending dates are based on how weather is affecting roadway strength, and are established by monitoring such as weather conditions change. The ending dates for these Winter load increases is not known at this time and drivers must check for updates.

WCS IS HERE TO HELP!

WCS Permits & Pilot Cars is here to help with all questions relating to over-dimensional, heavy haul trucking. We will do our best to keep you up-to-date on Winter load increase dates. WCS can also answer any questions you may have about Winter weight increase permits, or any questions on your everyday oversize load permits, trip & fuel permits and superloads. Contact us now, or give us a call at 888.737.6483.

Ohio Announces Overweight Permit Changes

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The state of Ohio’s permit department announced some future changes which will affect nighttime moves, counterweights and holiday travel.

Future changes were summarized in a news release issued by the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA).

According to the release, Ohio Department of Transportation (DOT) Manager of Permits, Mike Mooreland announced a pilot program set to commence January 1, 2018 which includes changes to nighttime movement for overweight permit loads up to 10-feet wide, legal height and length.

The pilot program is expected to last six to 12 months and includes more stipulations including routing limited to 4-lane roadways, the need for nighttime movement to be specifically requested at time of application and lighting requirements in accordance with Ohio DOT’s operation guide for nighttime travel.

Mooreland announced the plan for future changes in the Ohio permit office and state permitting process, including:

  • Modification to the Ohio DOT crane agreement
  • Removal of weekend permit travel restrictions for Good Friday and Easter weekend
  • Future roadway and bridge construction to improve statewide permit routing
  • Improvements to the online permit program for a more user-friendly experience.

Mooreland and the state of Ohio have been advocates for change. In 2016, Moreland approved a 1 mile off permit route access provision for food, fuel, rest and repair and raised the threshold by which overweight permits could be auto-issued from 132,000 to 160,000 pounds.

Portions of I-10, I-19 and I-15 in Vegas to Close Temporarily

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The Arizona and Nevada Department of Transportation released advisories warning motorists of closures to portions of I-10 near Phoenix, I-19 near Tucson and I-15 in Las Vegas for major construction and the I-15 widening project.

Closures begin Friday, Oct. 13 and run through Tuesday, Oct. 17.

The Arizona DOT will close I-10 West at 59th Avenue between 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, and 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 to allow a crane to bring in an 80-foot beam above I-1o for a flyover bridge.

Westbound traffic on I-10 can exit the freeway at the 59th Avenue off-ramp and re-enter at the 59th Avenue on-ramp, but delays are expected. ADOT has advised motorists, including commercial vehicles to use Loop 101, west of I-17 instead.

Interstate 19 will close in both directions this weekend at Ajo Way (State Route 86) for a bridge construction project. The highway will be closed from 9 p.m Friday through 5 a.m. Monday. According to the advisory, ADOT will direct traffic onto the SR 86 off-ramps and back onto I-19 on the SR 86 on-ramps. The ramp connecting westbound I-10 to southbound I-19 will also be closed during the same time period.

The Nevada DOT will close the northbound I-15 exit to the 215 Northern Beltway in North Las Vegas from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting the evening of Sunday, Oct. 15 through the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 17. The closure is part of an I-15 widening project.