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In accordance with Wisconsin State Statute 349.16, the Chippewa County Highway Commissioner may "impose special weight limitations on any such highway or portion thereof which, because of weakness of the roadbed due to deterioration or climatic conditions or other special or temporary condition, would likely be seriously damaged or destroyed in the absence of such special limitations."

Each year, the Chippewa County Highway Department utilizes several frost tubes around the County to monitor roadway frost depths.  Temporary weight limitations are placed to protect pavement as the frost leaves the roadbed.  The pavement is especially vulnerable during this time when heavy soils beneath the pavement structure have a trapped, saturated layer above the frost.

Weight restrictions and dates will be posted on this page as soon as they are available.  Please bookmark this page and be sure to check if the route you wish to travel has any restrictions.  We appreciate your cooperation and patience.

Spring Weight Limitations Map

Historical Weight Limitations

 YEAR  Limitations in Effect Limitations Expired
 2020  TBD  TBD
 2019  March 21, 2019  May 1, 2019
 2018  March 9, 2018  May 2, 2018
 2017  February 20, 2017  April 13, 2017
 2016  March 7, 2016  April 18, 2016
 2015  March 16, 2015  April 24, 2015

 *NOTE*  This chart is not meant to be a prediction nor does it mean that the current year's restriction dates will be relative.  The chart simply shows historical data.



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