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MoDot to allow heaver road loads for levee repair

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KFVS) -

The Missouri Department of Transportation is allowing heaver loads of gravel and sand on highways to repair levees in southeast Missouri.

MoDot says it will allow private and for-hire trucks to carry up to 10-percent more than their licensed weight.

The waiver is in effect between noon on Thursday August 18 to noon on Monday October 3, 2011.

While the waiver is in effect, participating motor carriers are limited to:

•A loaded, gross weight no greater than ten percent (10%) above the gross licensed weight of the commercial motor vehicle;

•Transportation only within the State of Missouri.

•When crossing a bridge, the driver must restrict the vehicle speed to no more than thirty miles per hour (30 mph) and must center the truck between two lanes of the bridge. The truck driver must yield to oncoming traffic.

•Travel on highways other than Missouri interstate and national defense highways – NO TRAVEL IS ALLOWED ON MISSOURI INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS OR NATIONAL DEFENSE HIGHWAY ROUTES.

All travelers are advised to visit the MoDOT Traveler Information Map at www.modot.org for up-to-date road closure information. For questions, call 1-800-877-8499 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Time.

National defense highways in Missouri include:

U.S. 65 – between Interstate 70 and U.S. 60 in Springfield, Mo.

U.S. 60 – From U.S. 65 in Springfield to U.S. 63 in Cabool, Mo.

U.S. 63 – From U.S. 60 in Cabool to the Arkansas state line

U.S. 71 – from Kansas City to the Arkansas state line

U.S. 50 and Mo. 23 - From Whiteman Air Force Base to I-470 in Kansas City

Mo. 17 and U.S. 63 – From Fort Leonard Wood to U.S. 60

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