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Seasonal Weight Restrictions May 7, 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 Wednesday, May 9, 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)
 Richardson Highway; MP 0 to 330 (Johnson Road)
Alaska Highway MP 1222 – 1421 (Canadian Border to Delta)
Parks Highway; MP 163 to 328 (Skinny Dick’s)
Tok Cutoff

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):
 Glenn Highway; MP 118 to MP 189 (Glennallen)

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

Nabesna Road
 Edgerton Highway
McCarthy Road
 Lake Louise

Steese Highway MP 21 to 81

Nistler Road (paved portion only, at Delta)
Quartz Lake Road (Delta)

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

Taylor Highway

Denali Highway: MP 0 – 134 (Currently the Denali Highway will not be open to through traffic until May 15th)

Johnson Road (MP 1.5 to the end of the roadway)
Old Nenana Highway

The following roads are restricted to 50% of legal axle load (no overloads): 

Ester Dome 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 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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