Annual springtime weight restrictions on Michigan’s state roads begin

Spring weight restrictions are now in effect on many Michigan highways.

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and other local agencies are activating the state’s annual spring weight restrictions as the state slowly warms up.


During this seasonal transition, the roadbed is softened by the trapped moisture beneath the pavement, making it more susceptible to damage, while also contributing to pothole problems, according to a news release.

Effective at 6 a.m. Feb. 2, the weight restrictions will be enforced on all trunkline highways in the entire state.

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