On Monday, May 7, 2018, the Portage County Highway Department will be removing seasonal weight restrictions on all County Trunk Highways East and South of the Wisconsin River. On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, the Portage County Highway Department will be removing seasonal weight restrictions on all County Trunk Highways North and West of the Wisconsin River.
Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Highway Department office at (715) 345-5230.
Please note that these weight restrictions are for County Trunk Highways only. Any weight restrictions on State, City, Village, or Town roads are handled by each individual entity.
Seasonal Weight Restrictions
Permits may be obtained according to the Seasonal Permit Policy adopted by the Portage County Highway Department at their February 14, 2017 meeting. Anyone that may qualify for a permit must complete the Seasonal Permit Request Form and submit it to the Highway Department for review.
Oversize/overweight (OSOW) vehicles traveling on Portage County Highways must obtain permit coverage. Permit applications may be obtained by contacting the Highway Department office at (715) 345-5355.
OSOW vehicles traveling on municipal roads and streets must obtain permit coverage from the municipality. OSOW vehicles traveling on state highways must obtain permit coverage from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).
For information on oversize/overweight loads including size and weight limits, please see State of Wisconsin Statute 348:
For information on oversize/overweight permits on state highways, please visit the WisDOT web page: