Frost Law in Michigan starts

Contact: Bill Shreck, MDOT Director of Communications, 517-335-3084
Agency: Transportation

February 12, 2008 — Effective 8 a.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 12, weight restrictions for commercial truck traffic will be imposed and enforced on state roadways from the southern Michigan border north to and including the entire stretch of US-10 at Ludington in Mason County, east to and including M-25 and the thumb area in Huron County.

There are no restrictions for legal axle weight loads on roads designated as “all-season trunklines.” On routes designated as “seasonal,” there will be a posted reduction of 25 percent for rigid pavements and 35 percent for flexible pavements.

All extended permits will be valid for oversized loads in the weight-restricted area on the restricted routes. Single-trip permits will not be issued for any overweight loads or loads exceeding 14 feet in width on the restricted routes.

For weight restriction information and updates, call 800-787-8960, or you can access this information on MDOT’s Web site at

Under “Favorite Links,” click on “Truckers Services.” All-season routes are designated in green and gold on the MDOT Truck Operators Map, which is available online at,1607,7-151-9622_11033_32060-98220–,00.html.
Trucking companies located in New Jersey and Canada can obtain information by calling 517-373-6256.

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