This past week brought unseasonably warm temperatures to Michigan. This also means several counties enacted seasonal weight restrictions.
By law, road agencies can enact weight restrictions on any roads not designed as “all season” roads. All season roads are much thicker and designed to allow trucking year around.
Seasonal weight restrictions lower axle-loading limits and reduce maximum travel speeds for certain vehicles. See MICHIGAN VEHICLE CODE Act 300 of 1949 for details about seasonal weight restrictions and their effect on axle loading and speed limits.
For a map of counties with restrictions in effect and for more information, please visit http://micountyroads.org/Doing-Business/Seasonal-Weight-Restriction