Effective immediately, the Douglas County Highway Department is suspending the county’s frozen road declaration.
Weight restrictions will require a load reduction to a maximum of six ton gross load for a single axle and 10-ton gross load for a tandem axle configuration
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 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 permit defines the route to be utilized.
Once the spring load restrictions are applied, they will remain in force until they are lifted sometime around May 20.
The state has also lifted its frozen roads declaration for most Wisconsin highways, except in zone 1. For more information, go to www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/truck/weightrestrictions.htm.