We think of this sign especially when Weight Restrictions are in effect.

2018 Seasonal Weight Restrictions in Effect

Seasonal weight restrictions are taking effect on state roads Monday March 26th.  Mat-Su Borough road weight restrictions will not be far behind.

This means we are mostly limited to 4 yard loads and 4-5 picks of block per load.

Please see the notice from the State of Alaska DOT posted today, Thursday March 22, 2018.

PUBLIC NOTICE

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC FACILITIES

CENTRAL REGION

SEASONAL WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS

Issue Date: March 22, 2018

Weight restrictions are stated as a percentage of legal allowable weight and shall be applied to the maximum axle loading of 17 AAC 25.013(e).

The Central Region boundaries extend from Homer on the Sterling Highway and Seward on the Seward Highway to Mile 118 on the Glenn Highway and Mile 163 on the Parks Highway. The Dillingham and Bethel road systems are also included within the Central Region.

Effective Monday, March 26 at 8:00 A.M. The following State maintained roads are restricted to the following:

AREA-WIDE WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS

All State maintained paved roads in the Anchorage, Eagle River, and Girdwood areas (south of the Eklutna Interchange and north of Portage Glacier Hwy) – 75%.

All State maintained gravel roads in the Anchorage, Eagle River and Girdwood areas (south of the Eklutna Interchange and north of Portage Glacier Hwy) – 50%

All State maintained paved roads in the Matanuska-Susitna area (south of Parks Hwy MP 163 / south of Glenn Hwy MP 118 and north of the Eklutna Interchange) – 75%.

All State maintained gravel roads in the Matanuska-Susitna area (south of Parks Hwy MP 163 / south of Glenn Hwy MP 55 (Moose Creek) and north of the Eklutna Interchange) – 50%.

 All State maintained paved roads in the Kenai Peninsula area (south of Portage Glacier Highway) – 75%

All State maintained gravel roads in the Kenai Peninsula area (south of Portage Glacier Highway) – 50%

All State maintained roads in the Dillingham area – 75%

 INDIVIDUAL ROAD WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS – Individual roads that vary from the Area-Wide Weight Restrictions:

 The following roads are restricted to 100% of legal axle load, no overloads:

5th & 6th Ave

A & C Streets

I & L Streets

Birchwood Loop – MP 6.2 to MP 6.62 (Glenn Hwy to Old Glenn Hwy)

Dimond Blvd

Glenn Highway – MP 0 to MP 54 (5th Ave to Moose Creek)

Gambell Street

Ingra Street

International Airport Road

Minnesota Drive

Muldoon Road

Northern Lights Blvd (West of Postmark Dr.)

O’Malley Road (Old Seward to New Seward)

Ocean Dock Road

Old Glenn Hwy – MP 0 to MP 8.1(Artillery Road to Ski Road)

Parks Hwy – MP 0 to 88

Parks Highway – MP 123 to 163

Post Road

Postmark Drive

Reeve Blvd

Seward Highway

South Aircraft Drive

Tudor Road

 The following roads are restricted to 85% of legal axle load, with 100% legal axle loads allowed on the drive axles of approved Long Combination Vehicles (LCV) of 90’ or more with at least 2 trailers on the following roads (no overloads), unless otherwise indicated:

Sterling Highway

Bridge Access Road (Kenai)

Kalifornsky Beach Road

Kenai Spur Highway

Swanson River Road

Parks Highway MP 88 to 123

The following roads are restricted to 50% of legal axle load:

Farm Loop Road

Hollywood Road

Vine Road

Davis Road

Marth Road

Edlund/Fern Road

Buffalo Mine Road

Additional restrictions and modifications will be imposed as necessary.

Authorized Weight restrictions will only be posted on the DOT&PF Division of Measurement and Standards and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (MSCVE) webpage. Weight Restrictions posted on 511 or any other posting are for information only. The most recent published public notice will supersede any conflicting information from other sources.  Public Notices can be found at: http://www.dot.alaska.gov click on “Measures & Commercial Vehicles” then under the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement tab click on “Weight Restrictions” go to the middle of the page and click on “Central Region” than open the most recent Central Region listing.

The Department of Public Safety and the DOT/PF Division of Measurement and Standards and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement will be enforcing these restrictions.

Issued By: Greg Patz, Manager, Central Region Maintenance and Operations,

Phone: 907-269-0763, Fax:  907-248-1573, Email:  greg.patz@alaska.gov

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