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Posted on: February 23, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Oversized Vehicle Restrictions Taking Effect

A weight limit sign with orange flags

Beginning February 27, 2023, at 12:01 A.M. the City of DeKalb will prohibit oversized vehicles from traveling on specific roads. 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

Seasonal weight limits will be in effect for the following roadways:

Seasonal Weight Limits Road List

South First Street
Fairview Drive
Taylor Street
Pleasant StreetEnterprise DriveLoves Roads
Twombly RoadAnnie Glidden RoadWest City Limits
Gurler RoadSouth First StreetRoute 23
Malta RoadAnnie Glidden RoadWest City Limits
Bethany RoadTygert LaneWest City Limits

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 Andy Raih at the Public Works Department at (815) 748-2040 to request permission.

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