Weight limits in effect on county roads

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

Thanks to the abrupt arrival of spring and the thawing that comes with, weight and speed restrictions have been posted on all Bonner County roads in districts 1 and 3, as well as on roads south of Priest Lake in district 2.

Current weight limits are 250 pounds per inch or 98 pounds per centimeter of tire width, and the maximum speed allowed for trucks over 16,000 GVW is 30 miles per hour.

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“This beautiful sunshine and sudden warm days are a nightmare for roads,” said Road and Bridge Director Steve Klatt on Tuesday. “The sun and heat are creating gelatin road base over rock-hard ice substructure, and our roads are in for a rough time over the next few weeks. We hope heavier vehicles will drive slowly.”

For more information, visit www.bonnercountyid.gov/departments/roadbridge or call the Road and Bridge department at 208-255-5681 ext. 1 between 7 a.m.-4 p.m. After hours, choose ext. 8 for weight limit details.

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