Frozen Road Law Expanding

posted Feb 7, 2020, 8:09 AM by Michael Duncan

Friday February 7, 2020 - Starting at midnight, Wisconsin's frozen road law will expand to include regions designated by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation as Zone 3 and 4. The expansion Saturday covers the state except for Zone 5 in southeast Wisconsin. The frozen road determination for Zone 5 will be made once conditions warrant.

The frozen road law allows heavier loads for trucks carrying logs cut crosswise (not including woodchips), and salt and sand for winter maintenance while cold weather allows.

The higher weight limits do not apply to county or local roads unless authorized by the local agency having maintenance authority. Also, higher weights may not be transported on any highways or bridges specifically posted for lower weight limits.