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MoDOT extends weight allowance for trucks used in flood relief, levee repair

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MoDOT extends weight allowance for trucks used in flood relief, levee repair (Source - Pexels)

August 12, 2019 at 2:15 PM CDT

Updated August 12 at 2:15 PM

MISSOURI (Heartland News at 9) - The Missouri Department of Transportation announced another extension on Monday, August 12, allowing heavier-than-normal truckloads of rock, sand and gravel on highways for flood relief and levee repair.

This allows private and for-hire carriers to haul up to 10% more than their licensed weight on the highways.

They are limited to:

  • A loaded, gross weight no greater than 10% above the gross licensed weight of the commercial motor vehicle
  • Transportation of rock, sand and gravel only within the state of Missouri
  • Drivers must obey posted bridge limit weights
  • When crossing a bridge, the driver must restrict the vehicle speed to no more than 30 miles per hour
  • Travel under this allowance is only allowed on non-interstate highways. Those taking advantage of the weight allowance cannot operate on any portion of the interstate highway system

The extension remains in effect through September 21.