Salt River Journal

MoDOT issues weight allowance for truckloads of aggregate used in flood relief

For the Courier-Post
Posted: May. 22, 2019 12:04 pm

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) today announced an allowance for heavier-than-normal truckloads of rock, sand and gravel to travel on Missouri highways in flood relief. The waiver allows private and for-hire motor carriers to haul up to 10 percent more than their licensed weight on Missouri highways.

The waiver remains in effect through June 21. While the waiver is in effect, participating motor carriers are limited to:

A loaded, gross weight no greater than 10 percent 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 30 mph

Travel is only allowed on non-interstate highways. No travel is allowed on Missouri Interstate highways.

Check the MoDOT Traveler Information Map at or download the free app at Google Play or the Apple Store for up-to-date road closure information.

For more information, call MoDOT at 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or visit To receive the latest statewide news and text alerts, sign up for e-updates.


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