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Posted on: February 9, 2017

Oversized Vehicle Restrictions

Beginning February 13, 2017 at 12:01 A.M. the City of DeKalb will prohibit over-sized vehicles from traveling on specific roads. Warning signs will be in place by February 10. The restriction shall remain in effect until further notice. Current weather conditions contribute to a phenomenon known as the “spring freeze/thaw cycle”. Warm temperatures thaw frozen water settled in the soil beneath roads. The unsettling creates a weakened subsurface easily susceptible to damage from oversized vehicles traveling over the road pavement.

Vehicles prohibited from traveling on posted roads include;

  • Single axle vehicles exceeding 8,000 lbs. per axle
  • Tandem axle vehicles exceeding 11,000 lbs. per axle with a gross weight of 33,000 lbs. or more

The oversized vehicle restrictions are seasonal and the standard restrictions will resume once the “spring freeze/thaw cycle” completes.

Conditions may permit travel depending on the load size. Contact the Public Works Street Superintendent Mark Espy at (815) 748-2040 to request permission.

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