Weight limits lifted throughout county

By Reader Staff

The Bonner County Road and Bridge Department announced May 18 that weight limits have been lifted from roads throughout the county.

Weight limits were first posted to some local roads on Jan. 23 this year — earlier than most years due to a pattern of uncharacteristically warm weather.

Limits for weight and speed are placed on county roads in hopes of mitigating the serious damage that can occur when roadbeds are unstable. In Bonner County, that means a limit of 250 pounds per inch, or 98 pounds per centimeter of tire width, and a maximum speed of 30 miles per hour for trucks with a 16,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating.

Anyone wishing to know more about weight limits can contact Bonner County Road and Bridge at 208-255-5681, ext. 1 or visit bonnercountyid.gov/weight-limits-information.

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