Special for reduced loads (thawing)
In order to protect county roads against crucial damages that could occur during thawing period in the spring, restrictions on heavy charges are imposed. It is true that particular weather conditions during spring and high water concentration in between material layers can considerably reduce the support capacity and use resistance of the roads.
The period during which these restrictions apply may vary from one year to another, depending on when thawing starts, to end towards May 15th.
During thawing period, a permit for heavy vehicles or loads that cannot be reduced, such as heavy equipment or heavy machinery is requested.
Limit by axle
During the reduced-load period, the limit is 5 tons per axle. Any charge capable of being reduced, such as concrete, grain, and rock or other must be so, in order to abide by this limit.
Permit fee: $200 per vehicle during thawing period.
Furthermore, a single move permit must be emitted to permit holders each time they move equipment or objects that exceed prescribed limits. The permit holder must obtain his special reduced loads permit (seasonal) before obtaining his single move permit for daily trips.