Road Weight Restrictions

Weight restrictions are load limits placed on the roads of the city. Weight restrictions are 7 tons per axle except during the spring when weight restrictions are 5 tons per axle. 

As the frost in the subgrade of the road melts, moisture is introduced below the road. This additional moisture weakens the subgrade of the roadway, which in turn weakens the road to a point that it can’t handle a heavy load without causing serious damage and shortening the life of the road. The City follows State and County recommendations on when weight restrictions are to be posted and removed. Spring weight restrictions are usually posted from early March to the middle of May, or from the time the snow starts melting until after the subgrade has had a chance to dry out.