Seasonal weight restrictions were enacted in order to help minimize the impact of heavy trucks on Michigan's roads during the Spring cycle of freezing and thawing. By law, road agencies can enact weight restrictions on roads that are not designated as all-season routes when conditions merit.
Seasonal restrictions lower the axle-loading limits and reduces the maximum travel speed for certain vehicles. Details about seasonal weight restrictions and their effect on axle loading and speed can be found by clicking here for the full text of MCL 257.722.
GENERAL INFORMATION FOR WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS IN GLADWIN COUNTY
MAXIMUM LOADINGS ARE PERMITTED AS FOLLOWS:
SPACING BETWEEN AXLES AND SEASONAL LOAD
LIMITATIONS (SPEED LIMIT 35 MPH)
|9 FT OR OVER
|MORE THAN 3 1/2 FT BUT LESS THAN 9 FT
|WHEN PART OF TANDEM AXLE ASSEMBLY
| WHEN LESS THAT 3 1/2 FT APART
|| 5,850 POUNDS
NOTE: THE ROADS LISTED BELOW DO NOT HAVE TEMPORARY WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS:
A. BEAVERTON-CLARE ROAD - FROM THE CITY OF BEAVERTON TO THE CLARE COUNTY LINE AT CLARWIN ROAD.
B. BARD ROAD, FROM THE MIDLAND COUNTY LINE NORTH TO M-18.
C. ARNOLD LAKE ROAD, M-18, WEST TO CLARE COUNTY LINE.
D. ROUND LAKE ROAD (F-97), M-18, NORTH TO ROSCOMMON COUNTY LINE.
E. ESTEY ROAD, FROM M-30, EAST TO BAY COUNTY LINE.
F. THREE RIVERS ROAD, FROM M-61 NORTH TO RIDGE ROAD (WEST).
G. THERE ARE NO WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS ON THE STATE HIGHWAYS IN GLADWIN COUNTY (M-18, M-30 AND M-61.