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Seasonal Weight Restrictions Northern Region


Issue Date: March 3, 2010

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 north of MP 72, or to the Dalton Highway.

Effective Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 8:00 AM:

The following roads will be restricted to 100% of legal axle load (no overloads):
Richardson Highway (MP 0 to 19) - Valdez
Mineral Creek Loop Road - Valdez
Dayville Road (MP 0 to 6) - Valdez
All other State maintained Roads in Valdez

The following roads will be restricted to 85% of legal axle load (no overloads):
Copper River Highway (MP 0 to 13) - Cordova
Sheridan Glacier Road - Cordova
All other State maintained roads in the Cordova area

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

No overweight permits will be issued for travel on Valdez or Cordova roads until further notice.

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, then click the "Weight Restrictions" link along the lower right side of the page, and then "Active Public Notices", and choose the latest Northern Region listing to view the current version of our posted seasonal weight restriction notices.

The Department of Public Safety will be enforcing these restrictions.

Issued by: Clark R. Milne, NR Maintenance Engineer
Phone: 907-451-5285, Fax: 907-451-5153
E-mail: clark.milne@alaska.gov
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