The Lincoln County Highway Department advises that temporary weight restrictions will be imposed on its County Trunk Highways effective Wednesday, March 26, at 8 a.m.
The following roads are not posted: CTH “K”,”W”, “U”, “Q”, “R”, “L”, CTH “A” from the north city limits of Tomahawk to USH “8”, CTH “A” east to USH “51”, CTH “S” from USH “51” north to STH “86”, CTH “N” from CTH “L” north to railroad tracks, CTH “Y” from US 8 north to railroad tracks, CTH “G” west of STH “17”,and CTH “E” FROM STH “86” TO CTH “O”.
All other county roads will be posted a maximum weight of 6 tons each axle, maximum gross weight limit 18 tons, except for CTH E from the intersections of Burma Road through the gravel portion will be posted at 6 tons each axle, 8 tons maximum gross weight.
Exemptions may be made to allow for vehicles carrying those commodities of which are used to perform necessary and vital services for the public health, safety and welfare. School buses, vehicles transporting non-divisible perishable goods, emergency vehicles and County maintenance vehicles are exempt from these temporary weight restrictions. Special concessions on overweight loads may be made in emergency situations on a case by case basis through the issuing of single trip permits during the period of imposed restrictions.
The Lincoln County Highway Department in cooperation with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department will allow these authorized single trips on a restricted basis over specifically designated routes. Additional information on these single trip permits is available at the Lincoln County Highway Department, 100 Cooper St., Merrill, or by phoning 715-539-2500.
WisDOT announces weight limits for North Central Region state highways
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) North Central Region has announced the seasonal posting of weight limits on area state highways. The weight restrictions are 6 tons gross load for single axle vehicles and 10 tons gross load for tandem axle vehicles (any two axles under 8 feet apart). The maximum gross weight is 24 tons.
Weight restrictions will be effective at noon on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 on the following highways:
• WIS 153, Shawano, County, from the Marathon/Shawano County line to US 45
• WIS 153, Marathon County, from the Marathon County J to the Marathon/Shawano County line
• WIS 107, Marathon County, from Marathon County A to the Marathon/Lincoln County line
• WIS 107, Lincoln County, from the Marathon/Lincoln County line to WIS 64
• WIS 107, Lincoln County, from Matthew’s Road to Lincoln County S
• WIS 52, Langlade County, from WIS 55 to Langlade/Forest County line
• WIS 52, Forest County, from the Langlade/Forest County line to Smith Road
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.