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      MDOT enforces weight restrictions on state roads

      Beginning March 26 MDOT will be enforcing weight restrictions all state trunkline highways in the state of Michigan, including the Upper Peninsula. The weight restrictions will apply to state routes with M, I or U.S. designations.

      In the restricted areas, the following will apply:

      On routes designated as "all-season routes" (designated in green and gold on the MDOT truck operators map), there will be no reduction in legal axle weights.

      On routes designated as "seasonal" (designated in solid or dashed red on the MDOT truck operators map), there will be a posted weight reduction of 25 percent for rigid pavements and 35 percent for flexible pavements.All extended permits will be valid for oversize-only loads in the weight-restricted area on the restricted routes. Single-trip permits will not be issued for any overweight loads or loads exceeding 14 feet in width, 11 axles and 150 feet in overall length, on the restricted routes.For weight restriction information and updates, call 800-787-8960, or visit www.michigan.gov/truckers.