Northern Region - Seasonal WR Effective 05.15.2017





Issue Date: May 11th, 2017


Seasonal weight restrictions apply to all vehicles over 10,000# GVW.   Weight restrictions are now in effect within the Northern Region at the locations specified below.  These weight restrictions are stated as a percentage of legal allowable weight and shall be applied to the maximum axle loading in accordance with 17 AAC 25.013(e).


ADOT&PF Northern Region boundaries extend from Mile 163 Parks Highway north, and from Mile 118 Glenn Highway north-east, and from Valdez on the Richardson Highway north to Fairbanks.  Road systems within Cordova and Nome are also within the Northern Region.


Until further notice, no seasonal vehicle weight restrictions will apply to the Elliott Highway: MP 0 to 72, or to the Dalton Highway: MP 0 to 414.


Effective Monday May 15th, 2017 at 8:00 AM:


The following roads will be restricted to 100% of legal axle load, and with 100% legal   axle loads allowed on the drive axles of approved Long Combination Vehicles (LCV) of       90’ or more with at least two trailers (no overloads):


Parks Highway MP 163 to 356 (Cantwell to Fairbanks)


Alaska Highway MP 1222 to 1421 (Canadian Border to Delta)

Richardson Highway; MP 265 to 330 (Delta to Johnson Road)


Glenn Highway; MP 118 to MP 189 (NR boundary to Glennallen)


Richardson Highway; MP 0 to 18 (Valdez)

Copper River Highway (Cordova)

Mineral Creek Loop Road (Valdez)

Dayville Road MP 0 to 6 (Valdez)

Airport Road (Valdez)

All other State maintained Roads in Valdez and Cordova unless otherwise restricted


All State Maintained Roads in the Northern Region unless otherwise restricted


The following roads will be restricted to 85% of legal axle load, and with 100% legal   axle loads allowed on the drive axles of approved Long Combination Vehicles (LCV) of       90’ or more with at least two trailers (no overloads):


            Richardson Highway; MP 18 to 265 (Valdez to Delta)

Tok Cutoff MP 0 to 124 (Gakona to Tok)


The following roads will be restricted to 85% of legal axle load (no overloads):


Northway Road

All State Maintained Roads in Tok unless otherwise restricted


Steese Highway MP 21 to 81

Shaw Creek Road

Johnson Road MP 0 to 1.5 (Intersection of Richardson Hwy to 1.5 mile)



The following roads will be restricted to 75% of legal axle load (no overloads):


Denali Highway MP 0 to 134 (Paxson to Cantwell; Currently the Denali Highway is anticipated to be open to traffic by May 15th)


Nabesna Road

            Edgerton Highway

McCarthy Road

            Lake Louise Road

            Taylor Highway


Clearwater Road (Delta)

Jack Warren Road (Delta)

Remington Road (Delta)


Alston North and South (Fairbanks)

Ballaine Road

Birch Hill Road

Chena Hot Springs Road

Chena Pump Road

Chena Ridge Road

Dalton Trail (paved portion only)

Dawson Road

Easy Street

Gilmore Trail

Goldstream Road MP 1 to 10 (Goldstream Creek to end)

Henderson Road

Hollowell Road (Fairbanks)

Johnson Road MP 1.5 to 11

Lineman Avenue (Fairbanks)

Loftus Road

Lyle Ave/Gordon Road (Fairbanks)

McGrath Road

Mission Road (Fairbanks)

Murphy Dome Road

Old Nenana Highway

Newby Road (Fairbanks)

Nordale Road (Fairbanks)

Peridot Street (Fairbanks)

Old Richardson Highway, South Cushman

Old Richardson Highway, Refinery East to New Rich Hwy

Sheep Creek Road

Spinach Creek Road

Old Steese Highway - Farmers Loop Road to Fox

Yankovich Road


Copper River Highway (Cordova)

Power Creek Road (Cordova)

            Whitshed Road (Cordova)

            Orca Road (Cordova)



The following roads are restricted to 50% of legal axle load (no overloads):   


Elliott Highway MP 73 to 150 (Livengood to Manley)

Tofty Road


Nistler Road (paved portion only, at Delta)

           Quartz Lake Road (Delta)

Hanson Road (Delta)

Sawmill Creek Road (Delta)

Tanana Loop (Delta)

Tanana Loop Extension (Delta)

All State Maintained Roads in Delta unless otherwise restricted


Auburn Drive

Bradway Road

Brock Road

Canaday Road

Dale Road

Dennis Road

Dyke Road

Ester Dome Road

Freeman Road

Grenac Road

Harding Lake Road

Holmes Road

Hurst Road

Keeling Road (paved portion only)

Lakloey Road (Holmes to Bradway)

Lost Lake Road

Nelson Road

Old Valdez Trail/Old Rich Hwy (off Stringer Road)

Peede Road

Peger Road (south of Van Horn)

Persinger Road

Plack Road (paved portion only)

Repp Road

Salcha Drive

Skyline Drive

Skyridge Road

Stringer Road

St. Nicholas Road (Fairbanks)

St. Patricks Road



Additional restrictions and modifications will be imposed as necessary. Weather and pavement conditions are being monitored closely. An electronic copy of DOT&PF’s weight restriction notices is available on-line at: under Public Notices: Weight Restrictions.


The Commercial Vehicle Enforcement division of the Department of Transportation & Public Facilities will be enforcing these restrictions.


Issued by: Daniel Adamczak, NR Maintenance & Operations Engineer

Phone:  907-451-2294, Fax:  907-451-2989


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Created 5/11/2017 3:20:12 PM by jmgray


Department: Transportation and Public Facilities
Category: Public Notices
Sub-Category: Weight Restrictions
Location(s): Northern Region
Project/Regulation #:
Publish Date: 5/11/2017
Archive Date: 8/11/2017