Spring Road Postings

THE SPRING POSTING IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT AS OF MARCH 10TH, 2017

 

In accordance with section 625 ILCS 5/15-316 (a) of the Illinois Compiled Statutes, the Lee County Board, by this ordinance, hereby imposes the following restrictions on roads under the jurisdiction of the Lee County Highway Department, for a period that does not exceed 90 days, and the days on which these restrictions are in effect are to be determined by the County Engineer.  These restrictions are also known as “spring postings” or “temporary postings”. 

THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE GROSS WEIGHTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

 

Two axles with single rear tires                                                 8,000 POUNDS 

Two axles with dual rear tires                                                  18,000 POUNDS 

Two axle farm wagons or fertilizer wagons                                 9,000 POUNDS 

Three or more axles, dual rear tires                                          33,000 POUNDS

           

THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE AXLE WEIGHT FOR HIGH FLOATATION APPLICATORS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

 

            Axle with one tire                                                                 9,000 POUNDS 

            Axle with two tires                                                             18,000 POUNDS

 

NOTE: In no case shall the GVW exceed 33,000 lbs.

 

SPECIAL WEIGHT LIMITS AND EXCEPTIONS

 

            Garbage trucks: Weight limits are in accordance with section 625 ILCS 5/15-111. 

            Heating fuel, propane, etc.:  Trucks are limited to 50% of hauling capacity. 

            Concrete trucks: Three-axle, wide tires – GVW not to exceed 33,000 lbs. or (3.0 C.Y.)

 

            Exceptions:  Weight limits do not apply to school buses, emergency vehicles, snow removal/ice control vehicles, or utility vehicles providing emergency services.

 

LIMITED ACCESS OF POSTED ROADS:

In an effort to accommodate the agricultural businesses in the county that rely on the use of the roads for the buying and selling of agricultural products, the Lee County Highway Department will allow limited access to posted roads in the following manner:

 

Vehicles that do not exceed the permanent or statutory weight limits shall be allowed to operate on posted roads every day from 12:01 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. for a period that begins on the first day that the temporary postings are in place and will continue until such a time that the County Engineer determines that conditions are such that the additional weight can no longer be accommodated by the roads.  The duration of this limited access will be determined by weather conditions and can not be guaranteed for any length of time.  The CountyEngineer will notify the public through local radio stations and the LeeCounty website as to the status of this limited access.