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Northern Region - Seasonal WR Effective 06.04.2013


Issue Date: June 3, 2013

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, June 4th, 2013 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, 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 160 to 256 (South of Fort Greely)

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

Steese Highway MP 21 to 81

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

Nabesna Road
Denali Highway: MP 0 – 134 (See AKDOT 511Travel Information for status of roadway.)

Henderson Road
Murphy Dome Road
Old Nenana Highway
Spinach Creek 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)

Ester Dome Road
Old Valdez Trail/Old Rich Hwy (off Stringer Road)
Stringer Road
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, Transportation and Public Facilities, Public Notices: Weight Restrictions, and then review the most current notice for which you wish to travel.

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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