The Barry County Road Commission will begin enforcing Seasonal Weight Restrictions on county roads Tuesday, March 1, beginning at 6am.
Meanwhile the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) says that effective 6 a.m. Friday, March 4, weight restrictions will be imposed and enforced on state trunkline highways in the lower half of the Lower Peninsula.
When roads that have been frozen all winter begin to thaw from the surface downward, melting snow and ice saturate the softened ground. During the spring thaw, the roadbed softened by trapped moisture beneath the pavement makes it more susceptible to damage. This also contributes to pothole problems already occurring due to this winter's numerous freeze-thaw cycles.