Seasonal Weight Restrictions Begin on County Roads
The Spokane County Public Works Department announced that seasonal weight restrictions are in effect on certain roads and signage is in place. Typically, during late winter the region experiences a freeze-thaw cycle that weakens roadway surfaces and undermines the sub-structures, requiring the implementation of weight restrictions to reduce the amount of damage. Seasonal weather conditions vary from year-to-year and dictate the extent of the restrictions and when they go into effect. Typically, these restrictions do not apply to the average car or pickup truck. However, commercial and construction vehicles may need to lighten their loads in order to comply with the restrictions, or use an alternate route.
The number of affected roads is expected to increase as spring approaches and the list of weight-restricted roads may change frequently. Go to: Road Restrictions | Spokane County, WA or the Travel Impacts Map (spokanecounty.org).
To be notified of seasonal and emergency restrictions, please subscribe to the Public Works – Road Restrictions Email List. Go to www.spokanecounty.org and scroll down to the bottom of the home page. Under Site Links, click on Notify Me and follow the instructions.