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Load Restrictions Prevent Road Damage

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As the winter frost starts to thaw, roads become unstable. To help eliminate some of the damage like potholes and cracking caused by semi-trucks and big-rigs, load restrictions are put in place every year. 

These temporary changes are normally in effect from March to May, and are lifted once the road have stabilized enough to carry normal traffic.

"It's unfortunate because they might be 'padding their pocketbooks' so to speak, by carrying more weight than they should, but they're creating a lot of expenses for the rest of us. We do see a lot of over-loaded trucks, and we do stop and weigh them," says Cpt. Gary Orluck of the North Dakota Highway Department.

You can visit the www.dot.nd.gov for more information.

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