The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is allowing through the end of May heavier than normal truckloads of rock, sand and gravel on the state’s highways to allow for the raw materials to be used in repairs of roads and other infrastructure following flooding from recent storms.
“While the waiver is in effect, private and for-hire motor carriers may carry up to 10 percent more than their licensed weight on Missouri highways,” MoDOT says.
Under the conditions of the waiver, motor carriers are limited to:
- Travel on non-interstate highways. No travel is allowed on Missouri interstates.
- A loaded, gross weight no greater than ten percent (10%) above the gross licensed weight of the commercial motor vehicle
- Transportation of rock, sand and gravel only within the State of Missouri
- Drivers must obey posted bridge weight limits.
- When crossing a bridge, the driver must restrict the vehicle speed to no more than thirty miles per hour (30 mph).