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View List of Weight Limits on Lincoln County Highways.

The Lincoln County Highway Department advises that temporary weight restrictions will go into effect on:

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.

The following roads are not posted: CTH "K","W", "U", "Q", "R", "L", CTH "A" from the north city limits of Tomahawk to USH "8", CTH "A" east to USH "51", CTH "S" from USH "51" north to STH "86", CTH "N" from CTH "L" north to railroad tracks, CTH "Y" from US 8 north to railroad tracks, CTH "G" west of STH "17",and CTH "E" FROM STH "86" TO CTH "O".

All other county roads will be posted a maximum weight of 6 tons each axle, maximum gross weight limit 18 tons, except for CTH E from the intersections of Burma Road through the gravel portion will be posted at 6 tons each axle, 8 tons maximum gross weight.

Under Section 349.16 (3) exemptions may be made to allow for vehicles carrying those commodities of which are used to perform necessary and vital services for the public health, safety and welfare. In accordance with this section, school buses, vehicles transporting non-divisible perishable goods, emergency vehicles and County maintenance vehicles are exempt from these temporary weight restrictions. Special concessions on overweight loads may be made in emergency situations on a case by case basis through the issuing of single trip permits during the period of imposed restrictions.

The Lincoln County Highway Department in cooperation with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department will allow these authorized single trips on a restricted basis over specifically designated routes. Additional information on these single trip permits is available at the Lincoln County Highway Department, 100 Cooper Street, Merrill, Wisconsin, 54452 or by phoning (715) 539-2500.

We are asking all consideration possible to be given to our County Trunk Highway System during the spring breakup.
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