Seasonal weight limit restrictions go into effect February 10

Additional permanent weight restrictions also approved

Road

February 4, 2020

Helena – The Lewis and Clark County Board of County Commissioners today approved seasonal and permanent weight limits on specific roads in the County. The temporary restrictions will be in place from February 10 to March 31.

As frozen ground thaws, base gravel in the roadbed becomes saturated, causing surface break up and premature failure. In these conditions, fully loaded vehicles can cause severe road damage. Therefore, temporary restrictions are in place for the following roads:

 
  • Jim Town Rd. Asphalt
 

Highway 284 to end of asphalt.

 
  • Birdseye Rd.
 

Williams St to Highway 279.

 
  • Causeway Way (Lake Helena Dr.)
 

Lincoln Rd. East to end of asphalt.

 
  • Collins Dr. South
 

Lincoln Rd. East to Masonic Home Rd.

 
  • Country Club Ave.
 

Joslyn St. to Williams St.

 
  • Forestvale Rd.
 

Green Meadow Dr. to North Montana Ave.

 
  • Highway 284
 

Jimtown Rd. to Broadwater County line.

 
  • Hauser Dam Rd.
 

Lincoln Rd. East to end of asphalt.

 
  • Keir Dr.
 

Canyon Ferry Rd. to Saffron Ln.

 
  • Masonic Home Rd.
 

Collins Dr. South to Frontage Rd.

 
  • McHugh Ln.
 

Yuhas Ave. to Sierra Rd. West

 
  • Mill Rd.
 

Green Meadow Dr. to North Montana Ave.

 
  • North Montana Ave.
 

North of Lincoln Rd.

 
  • Sierra Rd. East
 

Frontage Rd. to Floweree Dr.

 
  • Sierra Rd. West
 

Frontage Rd. to Green Meadow Dr.

 
  • Williams St.
 

Highway 12 to Birdseye Rd.

 
  • Wylie Dr.
 

Canyon Ferry Rd. to York Rd.

 
  • B Street
 

At Stemple Pass Rd.

 
  • C Street
 

At Stemple Pass Rd.

 
  • D Street
 

At Stemple Pass Rd.

 
  • 1 Ave. South
 

South of Highway 200

 
  • 6th Ave.
 

North and South of Highway 200

 
  • 7th Ave.
 

South of Highway 200

 
  • 8th Ave.
 

North and South of Highway 200

 
  • 9th Ave.
 

At Highway 200

 
  • Spring Creek Ln.
 

Highway 200 to end of asphalt

 
  • Sleepy Hollow Ln.
 

North of Highway 200

 
  • Sucker Creek Rd.
 

Highway 200 to end of asphalt

Permanent restrictions are needed on roads with sub-standard base material and double chip seal. Normal highway loading can cause severe damage to roads and lead to costly repairs. Permanent restrictions are in place for the following roads:

 
  • Applegate Dr. South 
 

Lincoln Rd. to Norris Rd.

 
  • Beartooth Rd.   
 

Frontage Rd. to end of asphalt.

 
  • Bel Air Subdivision             
 

Entire Subdivision

 
  • Colorado Gulch Dr.               
 

Highway 12 to end of asphalt.

 
  • Crestwood Estates              
 

Entire Subdivision

 
  • Floweree Dr.                       
 

Sierra Rd. East to York Rd.

 
  • Franklin Mine Rd.               
 

Green Meadow Dr. to end of asphalt.

 
  • John G. Mine Rd. East         
 

Green Meadow Dr. to North Montana Ave.

 
  • Lake Helena Dr. South       
 

York Rd. to Canyon Ferry Rd.

 
  • Middlemas Rd.                   
 

Montana Ave. to end of road.

 
  • Motsiff Rd.                         
 

McHugh Ln. to North Montana Ave.

 
  • Norris Rd.                           
 

Green Meadow Dr. to end of road.

 
  • Valley Dr.                          
 

Lewis St. to Canyon Ferry Rd.

The load limits for all restrictions are 7 tons for single axles, 14 tons for tandem axles, and 350 pounds per inch width of tire.

All roads listed are under the jurisdiction of Lewis and Clark County and the County is responsible for maintenance.

Restriction information is online at https://www.lccountymt.gov/public-works/roads-and-bridges.html

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