The City of West Fargo has announced that spring road restrictions for commercial motor vehicles will be put in place Thursday, March 22, 2018. The West Fargo Municipal Code calls for reduced allowable weights on streets under City of West Fargo jurisdiction that may become seriously damaged or destroyed by deterioration, rain, snow or other climate conditions. These restrictions are put in place every spring, when streets break up due to frost leaving the ground and heavy loads could cause serious damage to the roads.
The restricted roadways classifications, restricted gross axle weights, and restricted gross vehicle weight limits on city streets are as follows:
|Road Restriction Maximum Gross and Axle Weights|
|CLASS 1 LOAD RESTRICTION||CLASS 2 LOAD RESTRICTION||CLASS 3 LOAD RESTRICTION||CLASS 4 LOAD RESTRICTION|
|GROSS WEIGHT||110,000 lbs.||90,000 lbs.||64,000 lbs.||Cars and unloaded truck only|
|SINGLE AXLE||18,000 lbs.||15,000 lbs.||12,000 lbs.|
|TANDEM AXLE||32,000 lbs.||30,000 lbs.||24,000 lbs.|
|TRIPLE AXLE||42,000 lbs.||36,000 lbs.||30,000 lbs.|
|QUAD AXLE||56,000 lbs.||48,000 lbs.||40,000 lbs.|
|FIVE-AXLE GROUPING||70,000 lbs.||60,000 lbs.||50,000 lbs.|
A copy of the city’s road class map can be found on the City of West Fargo’s overdimensional website.
Spring restrictions typically are in place from March until May, but the actual dates are weather dependent. Vehicles found in excess of the weight limitations imposed are charged a fee based on their amount overweight.
For more information, please visit the City of West Fargo’s overdimensional website or contact the City of West Fargo’s public works department at (701) 433-5400.