Michigan Lifts Weight Restrictions

LANSING, MI (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: MDot) ā€” Effective Monday, April 8, 2019, at 6 a.m. weight restrictions will be lifted from the southern Michigan border north to I-96 from the interchange with US-31, in the city of Muskegon, Muskegon County, then east on I-96 to I-69 in Clinton County then continuing east on I-69 ending at the Blue Water bridge in the city of 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 trunk-line highways north of the I-96, I-69 line.

State trunk-line 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 Michigan Department of Transportation (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.

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