New state road limits posted
13 segments of state highways are affected
State road limits, which can affect the ability for loggers to move timber through parts of the state in the Spring were put into place on 13 segments of Wisconsin state highways earlier this month.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation instituted the road limits on parts of 10 state highways in 10 Wisconsin counties as follows:
Hwy 52 in Forest, Langlade, Marathon and Shawano counties.
Hwy 55 in Forest County.
Hwy 54 in Wood County.
Hwy 65 in St. Croix and Polk counties.
Hwy 107 in Marathon County.
Hwy 131 in Crawford County.
Hwy 153 in Marathon and Shawano counties.
Hwy 169 in Iron and Ashland counties.
Hwy 173 in Wood County.
The limits reduce applicable load limits from the normal 80,000 pounds. Signs on the individual highways advise the applicable lower seasonal limit. The limits are usually removed in late April or early May as ground conditions become normal.
Separate load limits are established around the state on county and town roads by individual counties and municipalities. The D.O.T. recommends contacting individual local government entities about their limits.