WisDOT announces weight limits for North Central Region state highways

Release date: March 4, 2022

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) North Central Region today announced the seasonal posting of weight limits on area state highways. The weight restrictions are six tons gross load for single axle vehicles and 10 tons gross load for tandem axle vehicles (any two axles under eight feet apart). The maximum gross weight is 24 tons.

Weight restrictions will be effective at Noon on Friday, March 18, 2022 on the following highways:

  • WIS 55, Forest County, from Argonne Street to the Michigan State line
  • WIS 122, Iron County, from WIS 77 to Michigan State line
  • WIS 169, Iron County, from Ashland County Line to US 2​

Seasonal weight restrictions (springtime posted roads) are placed on specific highways during the spring thaw period. The restrictions are added to prevent damage to the pavement structure.

In the event of unpredicted cold weather, the postings in each county may be delayed as conditions require and will become effective at the discretion of the State Highway Engineer. 

More information about WisDOT season weight restriction programs can be found here

​For more information, contact:

Tegan Griffith, North Central Region Communication Manager
(715) 493-3710, tegan.griffith@dot.wi.gov