It seems early but Spokane County’s Engineering and Roads Department announced today that seasonal weight restrictions will be implemented on county roads, effective immediately. Roadway surfaces and the structures beneath have become weakened during this winter’s cycle of freezing temperatures, followed by warmer temperatures and precipitation. As a result, roads are vulnerable to severe damage and weight restrictions reduces the need for increased road maintenance and auto repairs later this year.

Seasonal road restrictions usually last for approximately 6 weeks. However, seasonal weather conditions vary from year-to-year and dictate the extent of the restrictions and when they begin. Impacted roads are posted with signs indicating maximum allowable weights. 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. Spokane County commercial vehicle enforcement officers will be on patrol and violators will be fined.
For more information on road weight limits and restrictions, go to the county website at

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