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Road weight limits lift for harvest

Oct 08, 2013

DES MOINES — State Rep. Curt Hanson of Fairfield announced the weight limit on roads has been lifted to help farmers bring in their crops. This will allow transportation of oversize and overweight loads of grain on Iowa roads until the fall harvest is complete.

“The weight limit lift on Iowa roadways is essential for farmers to get their crops to market as efficiently as possible,” said Hanson. “This will help ease the burden on Iowa farmers during their busiest time.”

The proclamation signed by the governor last week allows oversized and overweight loads to be transported on Iowa highways, excluding interstates of soybeans, corn, hay, straw, silage and stover.

Loads may not exceed 90,000 pounds gross weight, without a permit. The proclamation took effect Sept. 27, and expires after 60 days.

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