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Posted on: February 23, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Seasonal Weight Restrictions Take Effect

Seasonal Weight Restrictions Newsflash

 ON MARCH 1, 2021 at 0600HRS



TOWNSHIP(S): All Berrien County Townships

BEGINNING: Monday, March 1, 2021 at 0600 HRS

SUBJECT: The Berrien County Road Department has ordered seasonal weight restrictions or “Frost Laws” to take effect on the above time and date on Berrien County Roads.


TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS: Enacting seasonal weight restrictions reduces the “Maximum Axle Load” by 35% per axle MCL 257.722(5).


Speed is also reduced to 35mph for all commercial vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Rating of 10,000lbs or more MCL 257.627(6).

The maximum wheel load shall be reduced to 450lbs. psi. of tire width MCL 257.722(5).


If you would like a map of the roads that are not affected by these seasonal weight restrictions please contact the Berrien County Road Department.

All oversized vehicles are reminded to contact our offices to speak with the Berrien County Road Department Weighmaster regarding written approval for any oversized trips.

You can find out additional information by visiting our permit section on the website here. Link to one page PDF of this press release.


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