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Seasonal Highway Load Restrictions May be Enacted Soon
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For Immediate Release:  Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Contact:  Kristi Sandal, Public Information Officer, 605-773-3265 

Seasonal Highway Load Restrictions May be Enacted Soon 

Pierre, S.D. – Unseasonably warm temperatures this winter may prompt seasonal load restrictions to be placed on South Dakota state highways in the near future. 

The South Dakota Department of Transportation is recommending moving heavy loads before load restrictions go into effect. By state law, load-limit restrictions can go into effect as early as Feb. 15 and continue until April 30, or longer, if needed. 

When spring load restrictions are in effect, some state highways may be limited to axle loadings of six tons or less. 

Statewide seasonal load-restriction information is available at http://www.sddot.com/Operations/cvo/spring_load_limits/index.htm or through www.sdtruckinfo.com

To be notified when South Dakota load restrictions are put into place or removed, you can also sign up for the mailing list at http://www.sddot.com/geninfo_lists.asp

For more information, contact the state Transportation Department’s Division of Operations at 605-773-3571.

 

 

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