Spring weight limits take effect for some Michigan roads


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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