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DeAnne Rickapaugh, Motor Carrier Services, 573-751-7106

May 01, 2017 11:14 AM
MoDOT Grants Weight Allowance for Truckloads of Aggregate Used in Flood Relief

JEFFERSON CITY– In response to flooding and the state of emergency declared over the weekend, the Missouri Department of Transportation will allow heavier than normal truckloads of rock, sand and gravel to travel on Missouri highways. The allowance will help get flood-fighting supplies to communities and expedite needed repairs of roads, levees, railroads, etc. While the waiver is in effect, private and for-hire motor carriers may carry up to 10 percent more than their licensed weight on Missouri highways.

The waiver will remain in effect for through May 31. While the waiver is in effect, participating motor carriers are limited to:

  • A loaded, gross weight no greater than ten percent (10%) above the gross licensed weight of the commercial motor vehicle;
  • Transportation of rock, sand and gravel only within the State of Missouri;
  • Drivers must obey posted bridge weight limits;
  • When crossing a bridge, the driver must restrict the vehicle speed to no more than thirty miles per hour (30 mph);
  • Travel is only allowed on non-interstate highways. NO TRAVEL IS ALLOWED ON MISSOURI INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS.

All travelers are advised to visit the MoDOT Traveler Information Map at www.modot.org for up-to-date road closure information. A mobile app of the map can be downloaded free. Search for the name “MoDOT.”

 

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