LANSING — Effective noon today, April 2, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will lift spring weight restrictions on state roads from the southern Michigan border north to the Mackinac Bridge.
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 Mackinac Bridge. State routes typically carry M, I, or US designations.
‘s order. Permits will still be required for loads exceeding the normal legal limits.
In areas with seasonal weight restrictions still in effect, the following will apply:
– All extended permits will be valid for oversize 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, 11 axles and 150 feet in overall length on the restricted routes.
County road commissions and city public works departments put in place their own seasonal weight restrictions, which usually, but not always, coincide with state highway weight restrictions. Signs are generally posted to indicate which routes have weight restrictions in effect.
Trucking companies located in New Jersey and Canada can obtain information by calling 517-373-6256.
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