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Seasonal Weight Restriction

Post Date:03/05/2020 9:54 AM

Update, the weight restrictions will be lifted today, April 6th, 2020 


News Release 

Seasonal Weight Restriction  

           Pursuant to Section 349.16 Wisconsin Statutes, the Marquette County Highway Department will be imposing seasonal weight restrictions on various County Trunk Highways as of March 6th, 2020.  The typical timeframe for the postings would be implemented in March and terminated in April, or May, and will be dependent upon weather and surface conditions.  Please check the counties web site for the start of the restrictions.  The weight restrictions will become effective as soon as the signs are in place, which will be located at various intersections advising the public of the seasonal weight limits. 

If melting snow or rain causes thawing at an unexpected rate the restrictions may be applied earlier,   PLEASE WATCH FOR THE SIGNS!  Miles posted are limited to 6 tons per axle; 24 ton gross. 

             These weight restrictions are for County Trunk Highways only.  Any weight restrictions on State, City, Village, or Town roads are handled by each individual entity.   Special concessions may be made in emergency situations on a case-by-case basis through the issuance of a single trip permit with fees charged.  The seasonal weight restrictions for Marquette County Highways are as follows:


                 Total Number of Axles                                       Maximum Gross Weight

                      Two (2) Axles                                                       12 ton (24,000 lbs.)

Three (3) or More Axles   (Straight Truck)                                18 ton (36,000 lbs.)

Combination Vehicles (Tractor and Trailer)                              24 ton (48,000 lbs.)


The following County Roads will not be posted under this weight restriction:

County “CX” (from Columbia line to CTH D)

County “M” (from CTH D to the village of Westfield) 

Please watch for the signs! 

These weight restrictions will be in place until highways have regained their strength and the frost has dissipated.  Notices will be posted on the county web-site, when the seasonal weight restrictions are removed. 


By order of the:
Brian Trebiatowski
Marquette County Highway Commissioner

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