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Frozen Road Declaration Ends Spring Thaw Restrictions
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 03/15/2019

With the arrival of warmer weather, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is announcing the end of the frozen road declaration, and that Spring Thaw and Class II road restrictions will take effect statewide on Saturday, March 16.

Class II roads include about 1,400 miles of state highways susceptible to damage from heavy trucks during the spring thaw period as frost leaves the ground. More information regarding frozen road declarations, Class II roadways, and roadway postings can be found on WisDOT's website.

A Declaration of Spring Thaw also means suspension of most divisible load overweight permits including permit numbers beginning with any of the following two-letter codes: AC, AG, FF, MI, PB and RF.

County highways, town roads, city and village streets may also be posted or limited to legal load limits or less. Decisions to place or lift weight restrictions on those roads are up to local units of government.

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