Spring weight limits take effect for some Michigan roads

In this photo provided by Dave Saba, traffic is at a standstill on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Somerset, Pa., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. The Duquesne men's basketball team and Temple University's women's gymnastics team are stuck on the Turnpike due to a treacherous weather conditions. A mammoth winter storm crawled up the U.S. East Coast Saturday, making roads impassable, shutting down mass transit, and bringing Washington and New York City to a standstill. (Dave Saba via AP)

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) Michigan will be putting seasonal truck weight limits in the Lower Peninsula for some roads.

Michigan law allows trucks weighing up to 164,000 pounds gross vehicle weight. The federal laws allow trucks up to 80,000 pounds gross weight.

As of March 14, frost restrictions have been lifted from the southern border north to and including I-196 from Allegan County to Holland, I-96 from Grand Rapids to Lansing and I-69 between Lansing and Port Huron.

In truck routes designated as “seasonal,” there will be a 25 percent reduction in for roads with ridge pavement and 35 percent reduction for flexible pavement.

Frost restrictions will still be in enforced on all state trunkline highways north of I-196, I-96 and I-69.




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