Douglas County, WI

02/21/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/21/2024 16:27

Road Restrictions Resumed

Pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 349.16, Douglas County Highway weight restrictions will become effective at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2024.

All information may be viewed on the Douglas County website; www.douglascountywi.org

All county road restrictions (lettered roads) shall be posted for 6 tons maximum per single axle and 10 tons maximum per tandem axle group. All non-divisible overweight permits will be suspended at this time.

Highway maintenance vehicles, school buses, emergency public utility vehicles, sewage haulers, refuse haulers and delivery trucks for retail businesses are exempt from the load restrictions.

Fuel oil haulers may exceed the imposed restrictions by (2) two ton per axle.

Propane haulers are exempt from any seasonal weight limitations if the tank is filled to no more than 50% of its capacity and the gross weight imposed on the highway by the vehicle does not exceed 30,000 pounds (single-rear axle) or 40,000 pounds (tandem-rear axle).

Bulk milk trucks may apply for a special hauling permit which exempts them from the load restrictions. The issued permit shall define the designated route to be utilized.

This notice does not include town roads. Townships will need to be contacted directly for the status of their weight restrictions. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Highway office at 715-374-2575.

Douglas County Highway Commissioner