SPRING THAW REQUIREMENTS
Oconto County Highway Department
2010 Road Weight Restrictions Enforced Earlier than Anticipated
The Oconto County Highway Department announces that the springtime weight restrictions anticipated to go into effect on Friday, March 12th have been changed to go into effect on Monday, March 8th @ 4:00 p.m. due to warmer than anticipated weather for the coming week. This adjustment is being made to protect the investment in the areas roadway system as a result of the updated forecast. Frost tubes utilized to monitor the depth of frost in area pavements have liquefied indicating that the roadways are now at their most vulnerable condition.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation and most surrounding counties have placed their seasonal restrictions on area roadways as well. Oconto County regrets any inconvenience caused to area haulers as a result of these changes and reminds them to contact the Highway Department for updated conditions or for emergency permits that may be needed.
Haulers are reminded to check with towns and other municipalities for perhaps more restrictive local road postings.
Patrick J. Scanlan, Commissioner