Portage County Highway Department

Spring Weight Limits on Posted Roads

2015 Roads Not Posted with Weight Limits (Map)

On Monday, April 27, 2015 the Portage County Highway Department removed weight restrictions on Highways DB and X.

On Thursday, April 30, 2015 all remaining County Truck Highways west of the Wisconsin River will be lifted.

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

Seasonal weight restrictions will be enforced annually in the spring during the time that the frost is coming out of the ground. This is necessary to protect the pavement, which is susceptible to damage by heavy loads during this time of year. Permits may be obtained to haul perishable goods only during this time. Permit applications may be obtained by contacting the Highway Department office at (715) 345-5355. All permit requests will be reviewed by the Portage County Highway Committee to determine if they are allowable.

Permanent Road Postings

The following Portage County highway is permanently posted:
County M (County G to County O in the Town of Carson) single axle 6 ton, tandem axle 10 ton

Bridge Postings

The following Portage County bridge is permanently posted:
County G Bridge over Mill Creek is 35 ton limit

Oversize/Overweight Vehicles

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:
https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/348

For information on oversize/overweight permits on state highways, please visit the WisDOT web page:
http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/business/carriers/osowgeneral.htm