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Seasonal WR Effective 06.10.2013 3


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 Monday, June 10th, 2013 at 8:00 AM:

All State Maintained roads within the Northern Region of DOT&PF, including both paved and gravel roads, are now returned to normal, regulatory legal axle load conditions unless restricted below.  Overweight load applications can be submitted in order to obtain approval for hauling overloads, by contacting the Measurement Standards & Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (MSCVE) group, at (907) 365-1200.  

The following roads will be restricted to 100% of legal axle load (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

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.

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