For the City Times
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has announced weight limits for additional North Central Region state highways in a Thursday news release.
The weight restrictions are six tons gross load for single axle vehicles and 10 tons gross load for tandem axle vehicles (any two axles under eight feet apart). The maximum gross weight is 24 tons.
Weight restrictions will be effective as of Thursday, Feb. 23 on the following highways:
-WIS 54, Wood County, from the west Wood County line to WIS 80.
-WIS 54, Wood County, from the south intersection with WIS 80 to 1 mile west of the intersection with WIS 73.
-WIS 173, Wood County, from the north intersection with WIS 80 to Wood County G.
Seasonal weight restrictions (springtime posted roads) are placed on specific highways during the spring thaw period. The restrictions are added to prevent damage to the pavement structure.
In the event of unpredicted cold weather, the postings in each county may be delayed as conditions require, and will become effective at the discretion of the State Highway Engineer.
For more information regarding traffic impacts in the North Central Region, follow them on twitter @WisDOTnorthcent or visit www.511wi.gov