Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Imposes Seasonal Vehicle Weight Restrictions
This notice is to remind the public and the trucking industry that seasonal weight/load restrictions will be imposed soon by the Department on its highway system for all vehicles over 10,000 GVW. These weight restrictions are stated as a percentage of legal allowable weight and shall be applied to the maximum axle loading of 17 AAC 25.013(e).
These annual restrictions are very dependent upon weather, local soil conditions and frost depth, but usually occur between March and June each year. Since these restrictions may reduce the allowable gross vehicle weight by as much as 50%, it would be advisable by those affected to transport as much freight as possible prior to the above dates. All State routes, including the Dalton Highway, may be subject to the above limitations.
When imposed, these restrictions will only be posted on the DOT&PF Division of Measurement Standards & Commercial Vehicle Enforcement webpage. This can be found at: http://www.dot.state.ak.us/mscve/, click on “Weight Restrictions” under the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement tab and open the most recent Central Region listing. A legal classification advertisement will not be published in newspapers when the restrictions are imposed.
The Department of Public Safety and the DOT/PF Division of Measurement and Standards and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement will be enforcing these restrictions.
Posted: March 7, 2012