PESHTIGO – Effective Monday at noon, seasonal weight restrictions for spring thaw will be in effect on all Marinette County highways until lifted, with the following exceptions:

¦ County Trunk JJ from Highway 180 to the east county/state line (Menominee River)

¦ Vehicles transporting solid waste on County Trunk A from the Village of Crivitz to Shaffer Road

Gross weight restrictions will be posted under Wisconsin Statute No. 349.16 as follows:

¦ Axle weight limit: one axle – 6 tons; any two axles (under 8 feet apart) – 10 tons (5 tons per axle).

Permits to operate in excess of these limits will be granted for emergency situations only. Overweight/oversize permits can be obtained from the Highway Department in Peshtigo, or downloaded from the website at http://www.marinettecounty.com/departments/highway/general-information/, in the Forms & Documents link.

School buses, emergency vehicles, milk/seed potato/livestock haulers, perishable food haulers, solid waste haulers collecting residential or commercial waste, leachate removal from Mar-Oco Landfill and septage hauling will be exempt from the road restrictions.

Fuel/gas haulers will be allowed to transport one-half of their normal legal loads. However, all carriers are encouraged to suspend operations and contact the Marinette County Highway Department at (715) 582-3771 if visible road damage is encountered.