Release date: May 12, 2022
Warmer weather has reached northern Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is ending Spring Thaw and Class II road restrictions for 15 counties of
Zone 1 in northern Wisconsin on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 12:01 p.m.
Class II roads include about 1,400 miles of state highways susceptible to damage from heavy trucks during the spring thaw period as frost leaves the ground. More information regarding frozen road declarations, Class II roadways, and roadway postings can be found on
WisDOT's website. Further information also can be found online for
divisible load permits and
non-divisible load permits.
County highways, town roads, city and village streets may also be posted or limited to legal load limits or less. Decisions to place or lift weight restrictions on those roads are up to local units of government.
More information on overweight permits can be found on the WisDOT website by searching for
oversize overweight permits. The department maintains an
interactive map for seasonal weight restrictions. Haulers with specific questions can contact WisDOT's Oversize/Overweight Permits Unit at (608) 266-7320. A recorded message with general information on road restrictions is available by calling (608) 266-8417.
For more information, contact:
WisDOT Office of Public Affairs