Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Seasonal Weight Restrictions Lifted On County Roads

Spokane County’s Engineering and Roads Department announced has lifted seasonal weight restrictions on county roads, effective immediately. During the annual cycle of freezing overnight temperatures, followed by warmer days and precipitation, roadway surfaces and the structures beneath the surface become weakened. As a result, roads are vulnerable to damage and weight restrictions reduces the need for increased road maintenance and auto repairs later.

Seasonal road restrictions usually go into effect in late February and last approximately six weeks, depending on weather.

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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.