The Michigan Department of Transportation now says weight restrictions will go into effect Tuesday, March 26, at 8:00 a.m., not Monday. Weight restrictions will be imposed and enforced on all state trunkline highways within the entire state of Michigan, now including the Upper Peninsula. State trunkline highways typically carry M, I, and US designations.
-On routes designated as “All Season Routes” (green or gold on the MDOT Truck Operators Map) there are no reductions in legal axle weight.
-On routes designated as “Seasonal” (solid or dashed red on the MDOT Truck Operators Map) weight reductions are 25% for rigid pavements and 35% for flexible pavements.
Extended permitted are 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 nor 150 feet in overall length in the weight restricted area.
Weight restriction information 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.