All Of Wisconsin Under Frozen Road Law

(Wisconsin) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has declared that all of Wisconsin is under frozen road law. This allows heavier loads for trucks carrying logs cut crosswise, not including woodchips, and salt and sand for winter maintenance while cold weather continues.

The transportation department says they and county highway personnel monitor temperature forecasts, along with frost tubes – liquid-filled devices under pavement – to help determine when roads are adequately frozen to accommodate heavier loads. The “Motor carrier/trucker” section of the WisDOT website contains comprehensive information impacting commercial motor vehicle operators including weight restriction programs and frozen road declaration.

Customers can also check a recorded message on the Frozen Road Hotline at 608-266-8417. Haulers with specific questions can contact the state transportation’s Oversize/Overweight Permits Unit at 608-266-7320.