SEASONAL WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS REMAIN IN EFFECT
UNTIL 0600 HRS ON MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2021
TOWNSHIP(S): All Berrien County Townships
BEGINNING: Monday, March 1, 2021 at 0600 HRS
ENDDING: Monday, March 22, 2021 at 0600 HRS
SUBJECT: Seasonal weight restrictions or “Frost Laws” are currently in place on Berrien County Roads. The Berrien County Road Department will remove statutory weight and speed restrictions on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 0600 hrs.
TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS DURING SEASONAL WEIGHT 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.
Please contact the Berrien County Road Department at 269-925-1196 if you have any questions.
You can find out additional information by visiting our permit section on the website here. Link to one page PDF of this press release.