Seasonal weight
restrictions will begin within the next 1-3 weeks on Spokane County roads and be in effect
until further notice.  Roadway surfaces and the structures beneath the
surface are weakened by the winter’s cycle of freezing
temperatures, followed by warmer temperatures and precipitation.  As a
result, roads are vulnerable to severe damage and weight
restrictions reduce the need for increased road maintenance and auto repairs
later this year.
Seasonal road restrictions usually go into effect in
late February or early March and last for approximately 6 weeks.  However,
seasonal weather conditions vary from year-to-year and dictate the extent of
the restrictions and when they go into effect. 
roads in Spokane County 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!  Fines may vary according to the nature of the
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