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Weight Limits Lifted On Roads For Iowa Farmers

By Staff | Sep 20, 2011

DES MOINES — Weight limit on roads has been lifted to help farmers bring in their crops, according to State Representative John Wittneben of Estherville. 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 in order for farmers to get their crops to market as efficiently as possible,” said Wittneben “This will help ease the burden on Iowa farmers during their busiest time.”

The proclamation signed by the Governor this week allows oversized and overweight loads to be transported on Iowa highways, excluding interstates. Loads may not exceed 90,000 pounds gross weight, without a permit. The proclamation took effect Sept. 15, and expires after 60 days.