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Seasonal Weight & Speed Restrictions Enforced Beginning February 24

Seasonal Weight & Speed Restrictions Enforced Beginning February 24

Feb 19, 2020

Beginning Monday, February 24 at 6 a.m., Seasonal Weight and Speed Restrictions will be enforced by the following agencies

  • Kent County Road Commission (KCRC)
  • Barry County Road Commission
  • Ionia County Road Commission
  • Montcalm County Road Commission
  • Ottawa County Road Commission
  • City of Kentwood
  • City of Walker

The intent of the restrictions is to protect the integrity of the road when frost is coming out of the ground. Normal legal loads must be reduced by approximately 35 percent and truck vehicle speeds reduced to 35 mph.

“We will be enforcing the restrictions based on multiple factors including solid frost depths, pavement and air temperatures, visual signs of pavement bleeding, pavement distress and the ten-day forecast,” said Jerry Byrne, KCRC’s deputy managing director of operations. “Neighboring cities and counties work closely together to discuss these factors and align enforcement when possible.”

Those with truck-related questions may contact the Michigan Center for Truck Safety at 1-800-MTA- 4MTA (1-800-682-4682).

The KCRC Seasonal Weight and Speed Restriction Hotline: 616-336-2019