MDOT Weight Restrictions Imposed to Help Slow Spring Road Damage
The restrictions apply to Michigan Avenue, Telegraph Road, Ford Road, the Southfield Freeway and I-94 in the Dearborn area.
Starting Monday, March 11, weight restrictions will be imposed on all state trunkline highways in the Lower Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Transportation announced in a release.
The weight restrictions will apply to state routes with M, I or US designations from the southern Michigan border north to and including the Mackinac Bridge. This includes Michigan Avenue (US-12), Telegraph Road (US-24), Ford Road (M-153), the Southfield Freeway (M-39) and I-94 in the Dearborn area.
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According to the County Roads Association, weight restrictions help ease the stress caused to Michigan roads during the spring.
"Seasonal weight restrictions were enacted in order to help minimize the impact of heavy trucks on Michigan's roads during the Spring cycle of freezing and thawing," the association explains.
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