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Temporary Seasonal Weight Restrictions

Highway Department

Brian M. Kelley, PE

Highway Commissioner


March 6, 2023

RE:      Temporary Seasonal Weight Restrictions

            Chippewa County Highways



In accordance with sec. 349.16, Wisconsin Statutes, a temporary gross weight limit of six tons on any one axle and ten tons on any tandem axle less than eight feet apart will be in effect beginning on Thursday, March 9th, 2023, as soon as signs are erected, on all Chippewa County Trunk Highways east of STH 27 and all Chippewa County Trunk Highways north of STH 64.  Temporary weight limits are typically in effect for approximately 6 weeks depending on weather and roadway conditions. 

County Trunk Highways in these areas that will not be posted are:

  • CTH D             Boyd to CTH X
  • CTH DD          135th Ave to 150th Ave
  • CTH SS            Bloomer to New Auburn
  • CTH X
  • All Chippewa County Highways located within the limits of incorporated cities & villages. 

In addition to the above areas, the following County Trunk Highways will also be posted:

  • CTH J            STH 29 to CTH K
  • CTH OO        CTH P to CTH K
  • CTH TT          CTH K to STH 27
  • CTH P            Eau Claire County Line to CTH OO
  • CTH UN         Eau Claire County Line to CTH P
  • CTH K            CTH S to STH 27
  • CTH R            STH 64 to STH 178
  • CTH XX          Eau Claire County Line to CTH O 
  • CTH MM        CTH X to Clark County Line
  • CTH ZZ          STH 64 to STH 178
  • CTH A            Dunn County Line to CTH DD South
  • CTH DD        STH 40 to CTH M
  • CTH C           STH 40 to CTH Q 

This is a critical period of time for the county highways and we request support and cooperation for this temporary load limit.  Chippewa County will be enforcing the posted seasonal weight limits and penalties may be imposed under Sec. 348.21, Wis. Statutes for violations.  If it appears necessary to place restrictions on any other Chippewa County Trunk Highways during this time, signs will be installed as required.

Additional information can be found by visiting the County’s website:


Brian M. Kelley, PE

Highway Commissioner