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          10-APR-14               MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION  
          Report Name: RRSR0029           MAINTENANCE DIVISION
           
                                 LOAD AND SPEED LIMIT RESTRICTION REPORT
                                                HELENA, MT 59620-1001
           
                                                     Notice # 2
           NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, in accordance with the provisions of Section
           61-10-128, MCA, the following sections of public highway are, or will be,
           limited or otherwise restricted to traffic for certain classes of vehicles
           for an indeterminate period from the effective date of this order.  These
           restrictions will be removed by proper authority at such a time as road and
           weather conditions permit. 
           
           THIS ORDER shall cancel and supersede any previous order in conflict herewith
           provided; however, this order shall not supersede any restrictions now in
           force covering bridges upon the section of highway concerned.  No notice will
           be issued if restrictions remain unchanged.
           CREDIT for tires will be based on nominal tire markings.
           
          LOAD LIMIT SINGLE AXLE 2 TONS, TANDEM AXLE  TONS,  LBS. PER INCH WIDTH OF TIRE.
           HOWEVER, AT NO TIME WILL THE WEIGHT EXCEED 4000 LBS. PER SINGLE AXLE AND  LBS.
          PER TANDEM AXLE. SPEED LIMIT AS POSTED.
           
                    Old Hwy 10
                          Old Hwy 10 east of Rosebud--Bridge.  WEIGHT LIMIT 5 TONS--
                          SINGLE AXLE 2 TONS, TANDEM AXLE 3 TONS.
                          (MP 1.5 to 1.5)  
           
          LOAD LIMIT SINGLE AXLE 8 TONS, TANDEM AXLE 16 TONS, 400 LBS. PER INCH WIDTH OF
          TIRE.  HOWEVER, AT NO TIME WILL THE WEIGHT EXCEED 16000 LBS. PER SINGLE AXLE
          AND 32000 LBS. PER TANDEM AXLE. SPEED LIMIT AS POSTED.
           
                   MT-13 
                          Junction with US-2 north to Junction with S-248 and MT-5
                          (MP 3.7 to 51.5)  
           
                   S-201 
                          End of Richland County gravel road to Junction MT-16 north of
                          Sidney
                          (MP 27.6 to 57.8)  
           
                   S-225 
                          From the Junction with US-87 north to the Chouteau County Line
                          (MP 0 to 11.3)  
           
                   S-253 
                          Terry to 36 miles north
                          (MP 0 to 36.6)  
           
                   S-253 
                          36 miles north of Terry to Brockway
                          (MP 36.6 to 46.5)  
           
                   S-261 
                          County gravel portion of S-261 MP 13.4 to MP 27.6.  The weight
                          restriction has been lifted on the paved portion of S-261. The
                          restriction is still in effect on the gravel portion of S-261
                          MP 13.4 to 27.6
                          (MP 13.4 to 25.8)  
           
                   S-379 
                          Diamond Valley Road--East of Dutton
                          (MP 0 to 14.1)  
           
                   S-540 East River Road
                          Junction of S-540 & 6 Mile Road south to the junction of S-540
                          & Murphy Lane
                          (MP 8.1 to 11.7)  
           
                   S-565 
                          From Junction with MT-200 to the Junction with US-89
                          (MP 0 to 7)  
           
          35 MPH SPEED LIMIT OR AS POSTED
                   S-240 
                          Bridge south of Chinook.  Speed restriction over bridge
                          (MP 3 to 3)    
           
                   S-565 
                          From Junction with MT-200 to the Junction with US-89
                          (MP 0 to 7)    
           
           
          IMPORTANT NOTE:
                           NO Overweight Permits are to be issued on highways with above
                           load or speed restrictions.  The 10% allowance provision of
                           61-10-144 MCA is not allowed (see policy for exceptions).
          INTERNET ADDRESS:
                           www.mdt.mt.gov/travinfo
           
          SPEED RESTRICTIONS:
                           ALL SPEEDS will be limited to MAXIMUM LEGAL SPEED, or to a
                           lower rate of speed as posted in areas where speed
                           restrictions are imposed.  Strict compliance with speed
                           restrictions will be enforced.  600 pounds per inch width of
                           tire will be allowed on the front axle, regardless of the
                           seasonal load limit in effect.
          INFORMATION:
                           RETURN TO STATUTORY means that the load and/or speed limit
                           restriction for that particular route is no longer in
                           effect.
                           
                           Further detailed information regarding these restrictions may
                           be secured from the Helena Maintenance Office of The Montana
                           Department of Transportation by phoning (406)444-6372.
          THIS ORDER:
                           Shall become effective and be in full force on and after
                           08:00 a.m., MARCH 31, 2014
                           MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
                           BY: Jon Swartz, Administrator
                           Maintenance Division
  
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