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Seasonal Weight restrictions April 10th, 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 Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 8:00 AM:

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 (no overloads):
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):
 Power Creek Road (MP 0 to 6) – Cordova
 Whitshed Road (MP 0 to 5) - Cordova

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.

Issued by: Jason Sakalaskas, Assistant NR Maintenance Engineer
Phone:  907-451-2214, Fax:  907-451-2989
E-mail:  jason.sakalaskas@alaska.gov

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