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Seasonal Weight Restrictions Issue Date: April 10, 2012


Seasonal weight restrictions apply to all vehicles over 10,000# GVW.   Weight restrictions are now in effect within the Northern Region at the locations specified below. These weight restrictions are stated as a percentage of legal allowable weight and shall be applied to the maximum axle loading in accordance with 17 AAC 25.013(e).

ADOT&PF Northern Region boundaries extend from Mile 163 Parks Highway north, and from Mile 118 Glenn Highway north-east, and from Valdez on the Richardson Highway north to Fairbanks. Road systems within Cordova and Nome are also within the Northern Region.

Until further notice, no seasonal vehicle weight restrictions will apply to the Elliott Highway: MP 0 to 72, or to the Dalton Highway: MP 0 to 414.

Effective Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 2:00 PM:

The following roads will be restricted to 100% of legal axle load (no overloads):

Except as further restricted below or as referenced above, all State Maintained roads within the Northern Region DOT&PF, including both paved and gravel roads, are restricted to 100% of legal axle load. (no overweight permits will be issued without full review)

The following roads will be restricted to 85% of legal axle load, and with 100% legal axle loads allowed on the drive axles of approved Long Combination Vehicles (LCV) of     90’ or more with at least two trailers (no overloads):

          Richardson Highway; MP 0 to 330 (Johnson Road)

Glenn Highway; MP 118 to MP 189 (Glennallen)

Alaska Highway MP 1222 – 1421 (Canadian Border to Delta)

Parks Highway; MP 163 to 328 (Skinny Dick’s)

The following roads will be restricted to 85% of legal axle load (no overloads):

Northway Road

Tok Cutoff

All other State Maintained Roads in Tok

All State maintained roads in the Cordova area; unless otherwise restricted below.

The following roads will be restricted to 75% of legal axle load (no overloads):

Clearwater Road (Delta)

Jack Warren Road (Delta)

Remington Road (Delta)

Sawmill Creek Road (Delta)

Tanana Loop (Delta)

Tanana Loop Extension (Delta)

All other State Maintained Roads in Delta unless otherwise restricted below


Nabesna Road

          Edgerton Highway

McCarthy Road

          Lake Louise

Denali Highway: MP 0 – 134 (Currently the Denali Highway will not be open to through traffic until May 15th)

Power Creek Road (MP 0 to 6) – Cordova

          Whitshed Road (MP 0 to 5) - Cordova

Alston North and South (Fairbanks)

Ballaine Road

Birch Hill Road

Chena Hot Springs Road

Chena Pump Road

Chena Ridge Road

Dalton Trail (paved portion only)

Dawson Road

Easy Street

Gilmore Trail

Goldstream Road (Fairbanks)

Henderson Road

Hollowell Road (Fairbanks)

Johnson Road (MP 1.5 to the end of the roadway)

Lineman Avenue (Fairbanks)

Loftus Road

Lyle Ave/Gordon Road (Fairbanks)

McGrath Road

Mission Road (Fairbanks)

Murphy Dome Road

Old Nenana Highway

Newby Road (Fairbanks)

Nordale Road (Fairbanks)

Peridot Street (Fairbanks)

Richardson Highway (Old), South Cushman

Richardson Highway (Old), Refinery East to New Rich Hwy

Shaw Creek Road

Sheep Creek Road

Spinach Creek Road

Old Steese Highway - Farmers Loop Road to Fox

Van Horn Extension/Cartwright (University Ave. to Peger Rd.)

Yankovich Road

The following roads are restricted to 50% of legal axle load (no overloads):  

Nistler Road (paved portion only, at Delta)

           Quartz Lake Road (Delta)


Auburn Drive

Bradway Road

Brock Road

Canaday Road

Dale Road

Dennis Road

Dyke Road

Ester Dome Road

Freeman Road

Grenac Road

Harding Lake Road

Holmes Road

Hurst Road

Keeling Road (paved portion only)

Lakloey Road (Holmes to Bradway)

Lost Lake Road

Nelson Road

Old Valdez Trail/Old Rich Hwy (off Stringer Road)

Peede Road

Peger Road (south of Van Horn)

Persinger Road

Plack Road (paved portion only)

Repp Road

Salcha Drive

Skyline Drive

Skyridge Road

Stringer Road

St. Nicholas Road (Fairbanks)

St. Patricks Road

Additional restrictions and modifications will be imposed as necessary. Weather and pavement conditions are being monitored closely. An electronic copy of DOT&PF’s weight restriction notices is available on-line at:

http://www.dot.state.ak.us/mscve/main.cfm?go=weightrestrictions, then click on active public notices and then open the most recent Northern Region listing to view the current version of our posted seasonal weight restrictions.

The Commercial Vehicle Enforcement division of the Department of Transportation & Public Facilities will be enforcing these restrictions.

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