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.