Posted on: March 12, 2018

Start of Spring Load Restrictions


Pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 349.16, Douglas County highway seasonal weight restrictions will become effective at (NOON) 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

All county road restrictions (lettered roads) shall be posted for 6 tons maximum per single axle and 10 tone maximum per tandem axle group.  All non-divisible overweight permits well be suspended at this time.  

Highway maintenance vehicles, school buses, emergency public utility vehicles, sewage haulers, refuse haulers and delivery trucks for retail businesses are exempt from the load restrictions.  

Propane haulers and fuel oil haulers may exceed the imposed restrictions by (2) two ton per axle.  Propane and fuel oil haulers should consider topping off their customer’s tanks prior to the posting of spring load restrictions since their hauling vehicles are overweight on many of the posted County roads even when empty.

Bulk milk trucks may apply for a special hauling permit which exempts them from the load restrictions.  The issued permit shall define the designated route to be utilized.

This notice does not include town roads.  Townships will need to be contacted directly for the status of their weight restrictions.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Highway office at 715-374-2575.

By Order of Jason J. Jackman
County Highway Commissioner

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