Pursuant to Section 349.16 Wisconsin Statutes, the Vernon County Highway Department advises that seasonal weight restrictions have been imposed on all county trunk highways, effective Friday, March 4. Adjustment to the proposed effective date may be considered contingent upon weather conditions.
They are as follows:
• Total Number of Axles: Two, Maximum Gross Weight: 8 ton (16,000 pounds);
• Total Number of Axles: Three or more axles (straight truck), Maximum Gross Weight: 13 ton (26,000 pounds);
• Total Number of Axles: Combination vehicles (tractor and trailer), Maximum Gross Weight: 18 ton (36,000 pounds).
As per section 349.16(3), vehicles exclusively carrying milk from the point of production to the primary market, emergency vehicles, school buses, county maintenance vehicles and commercial refuse trucks carrying refuse to the county landfill are exempt from these restrictions. Special concessions may be made in emergency situations on a case-by-case basis.
This notice does not include town roads. Townships will need to be contacted directly for the status of their seasonal weight restrictions.
Restrictions will remain in effect until all highways have regained their strength. This ending date is weather dependent, but on average, occurs around mid- to late April.