Michigan lifts last of spring weight restrictions


As of 6 a.m. today (Friday, May 8), the Michigan Department of Transportation will lift remaining spring weight restrictions on all state trunkline highways in the entire state of. State routes typically carry M, I, or US designations.

This spring weight restriction update does not alter or affect the direction given in Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-44 (COVID-19), according to MDOT.

Permits will still be required for loads exceeding the normal legal limits.

County road commissions and city public works departments put in place their own seasonal weight restrictions, which usually, but not always, coincide with state highway weight restrictions, according to MDOT. Signs are generally posted to indicate which routes have weight restrictions in effect.

For weight restriction information and updates, call 800-787-8960, or you can access this information on MDOT’s website at www.michigan.gov/truckers, under “Restrictions.” All-season routes are designated in green and gold on the MDOT Truck Operators Map, which is available online. You also may sign up to receive e-mail alerts.

Trucking companies located in New Jersey and Canada can obtain information by calling 517-373-6256.