WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS BEGIN MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2019 REMOVED MONDAY, APRIL 1ST
For 69 years protecting county roads is one of the responsibilities of county road agencies, especially during Michigan’s spring thaw. We know that roads are especially susceptible to damage from heavily-loaded trucks while the ground thaws,its our responsibility to enact seasonal weight restrictions at the appropriate time to reduce damage.
Michigan has the nation’s 4th largest local road system, but many rural roads are not built to tolerate legal loads like highways and all-season roads year around.
Roads become fragile when frost comes out of the ground. The roadbed becomes spongy as water is trapped between the asphalt and the remaining ice beneath. The water can’t drain. This is when trucks and heavy equipment can really cause damage that’s why restricted weights are placed on certain roads during the spring thaw.
Due to the poor conditions of many county roads, and the increased cost of road construction and resurfacing, proper care is necessary to protect the county road system.
See the list of all-season (Class A) roads within Cass County and also the guidelines on restrictions.