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May 25, 2018
Modified Load Restrictions
N O T I C E
MODIFIED LOAD RESTRICTIONS
Baraga, Houghton, and Keweenaw Counties

Spring weight restrictions will be modified to allow normal legal loads on paved roads, and most gravel roads in Baraga, Houghton and Keweenaw County roads on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.

Some roads will remain restricted, please contact your local road commission if you have further questions.

In Houghton County, the following roads will remain restricted until further notice:

Agate Beach Road
Asumaa Road
China Road
Church Road
Covered Drive Road
Donken Road
Donken-Tapiola Road
Emily Lake Road
Forsman Road
Horoscope Road
Jaasko Road
Jacobsville Road
Johanna Road
Kitchie Road
Kuusisto Road
Lake 13 west of the East Branch
Lake Road
Lakeview Road
Larson Road
Lower Pike River Road
Messy Manor Road
Moscow Road
Mud Lake Road
North Road
North Superior Road
North Laird Road
Old Rink Road
Pike Lake Road
Pori Road
Princess Point Road
Rabbit Bay Road
Red Rock Road
River Road
Sandstone Road
South Laird Road
Upper Massie Road
Waasa Road
Worham Road
Woodland Road
Old Timers Road
May 9, 2018
Dust Control
HOUGHTON COUNTY
DUST CONTROL APPLICATIONS

The Houghton County Road Commission will be applying dust oil for private parties, for a fee, only in June, 2018.
For cost information and availability, please call the Houghton County Road Commission office in Ripley before June 4th, 2018 at 482-3600 from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday, by mail at P.O. Box 269, Hancock, Michigan 49930 or by email at rob@houghtonroads.org .

Bill Siler, Chairman
Kenneth Rowe, Vice Chairman
Gene Londo, Member
February 23, 2018
Road Restrictions
NEWS RELEASE
LOAD RESTRICTIONS
ARE IN EFFECT AS FOLLOWS:
BARAGA, HOUGHTON, KEWEENEW, and ONTONAGON COUNTIES 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Subject to change based on weather and road conditions

Maximum legal axle loads will be reduced to 65% of normal loads as prescribed by the Michigan Vehicle Code 257.722(e).

Examples of loads for vehicles with one steering axle are:

MAXIMUM GROSS WEIGHT
Gross Weight
Truck Type With 13.00 Front Tires
Single axle 23,400 lbs.
Tandem axle 32,500 lbs.

TRACTOR TRAILER TYPES
Tractor with No. No. of Gross Weight
of Rear Axles Trailer Axles with 13.00 Front Tires
1 1 35,100 lbs.
1 2 44,200 lbs.
2 2 53,300 lbs.

GENERAL NOTES

1. NO INDIVIDUAL LOAD LIMIT SIGNS WILL BE POSTED ON COUNTY ROADS.
SPRING WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS WILL BE ENFORCED TO THE FULLEST
EXTENT OF THE LAW.

2. Maximum allowable gross weight will decrease slightly with narrower front tires.

3. All rear axle combinations are assumed to be spaced over 3'6" but not over 9'0" center to center.

4. For examples not shown, please inquire at the Road Commission office. Baraga County at 906-524-7270, Houghton County at 906-482-3600, Keweenaw County at 906-337-1610, Ontonagon County at 906-884- 2332.

5. Weight restrictions will be enforced by a certified Weighmaster and standardized truck scales
seven days a week.



HOUGHTON COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION
Kevin P. Harju, Engineer

KEWEENAW COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION
Gregg Patrick, Engineer

ONTONAGON COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION
Michael Maloney, Engineer

BARAGA COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION
Douglas Mills, Engineer
 
 
 

 

 
                 
     
     
 

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P.O. Box 269
Hancock, Michigan 49930

T (906) 482-3600
F (906) 482-9600

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