Effective 7:00 a.m. Friday, April 24th, 2020 weight restrictions will be lifted on all state trunkline highways from the southern Michigan border north to and including US-2/US-141 at the Menominee River bridge west of Iron Mountain, then east on US-2 to St. Ignace then north on I-75 to the International Bridge. Restrictions will also be lifted east of I-75 in the Upper Peninsula with the exception of M-185 on Mackinac Island.
Frost restrictions are still in effect for the remainder of the state and will be imposed and enforced on all state trunkline highways north and west of US-2 and I-75 and on M-185 on Mackinac Island.
Weight restriction information and updates may be obtained by calling 1-800-787-8960. For Companies located in Canada and New Jersey, information may be obtained by calling 517-373-6256. On routes designated as “All Season Routes” (green and gold on the MDOT Truck Operators Map) there will be no reduction in legal axle weight.
This spring weight restriction update does not alter or affect the direction given in Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-12 (COVID-19).
On routes designated as “Seasonal” (solid or dashed red on the MDOT Truck Operators Map), there will be a 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 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 MDOT Truck Operators Map for route designations.
Click here to view MDOT Spring Weight Restriction Bulletins.
To check the status of any current restrictions on county jurisdiction roads, click here.
If you have any questions, please contact Glenn Bukoski, VP of Engineering Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org, Rachelle VanDeventer, VP or Industry Relations, at email@example.com.