Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Road Restrictions Go Into Effect In February

I can't believe it's that time of year already. What happened to fall? Where did winter go?

Spokane County’s Engineering and Roads Department will start seasonal weight restrictions on February 2nd and continue until further notice. Roadway surfaces and the structures beneath the surface have become weakened during this winter’s cycle of freezing temperatures, followed by warmer temperatures and precipitation.

As a result, roads are vulnerable to severe damage and the implementation of weight restrictions reduces the need for increased road maintenance and auto repairs later this year.

Seasonal road restrictions usually go into effect in late February or early March and last for approximately 6 weeks. However, seasonal weather conditions vary from year-to-year and dictate the extent of the restrictions and when they go into effect.

Spokane County commercial vehicle enforcement officers will be on patrol and violators will be fined!

1 comment:

Tim Jones in Spokane said...

Good thing that Spokane fixed that roads. They should keep their people safe.

About SRTC

SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.