Presentation, Discussion of Heavy Equipment Impact on Roads Scheduled in Custer
For the City-Times
The Town of Stockton next week will host a meeting about impacts of heavy vehicles and equipment on roads.
Two UW-Extension specialists are scheduled to present. Kevin Erb will present research on the impacts of heavy vehicles and farm equipment. Cheryl Skjolaas will summarize proposed changes to Wisconsin regulations concerning heavy vehicles and equipment on roads. Following the presentations there will be time for discussion.
Under existing state law, with limited exceptions, no one may operate on a highway any vehicle or combination of vehicles that exceeds certain statutory limits on size, weight, or load unless that person obtains a permit issued by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) or a local highway authority. Among existing limits is a maximum gross vehicle weight of 80,000 lbs. and no more than 20,000 lbs. on any single axle. Beginning in the fall of 2012, WisDOT and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) convened a study group to look at impacts of agricultural equipment and vehicles operating on public roads. The study group has recommended several changes to existing regulations. There is a growing interest in this topic among many road users, local officials, and highway authorities. This meeting is a chance for people to learn and to discuss the issues and workable options for using and preserving local roads. Farmers and haulers working in or around Stockton are especially encouraged to attend.
This event is open to the public. Due to limited seating capacity, people who plan to attend are asked to R.S.V.P. to Nathan Sandwick at (715)346-1319, or [email protected]. Be sure to provide your name(s) and contact information. You may also contact Nathan with questions, or to request any further assistance you may need to participate.
The meeting will be held at the Stockton Town Hall at 7252 Sixth St. in Custer on Thursday February 27th, starting at 1:00 PM. It will last about three hours.