Seasonal Weight Restrictions

Seasonal weight restrictions help to protect streets from damage caused by heavy vehicle loads during winter and spring freeze thaw cycles. Pursuant to Act 300 of the Public Acts of 1949, as amended, being MCL §257.722. 

During seasonal weight restrictions, most of the streets within the City of Chelsea are affected. Delivery trucks can still use the restricted streets but only if their weight limits and speeds do not exceed the maximums set in MCL §257.722 of the Act.

To view a complete listing of weight restricted public streets within the City of Chelsea select the link below. There are also several streets within the City of Chelsea that have been constructed to handle the heavier truck loads year round. These streets are termed “All Season Routes” and can be viewed by selecting the map link below. 

All Season Route Map

2018 City of Chelsea Street List



WHAT: Seasonal Weight Restrictions – SUSPENDED

WHEN: Effective 6 a.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020

WHERE: Countywide

BACKGROUND: The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will SUSPEND the Seasonal Weight Restrictions effective 6 a.m. on Monday March 16, 2020.

Seasonal Weight Restrictions recently went into effect beginning March 1, 2020 and the restrictions will have been in effect for 15 days. Click here to find more information regarding WCRC’s seasonal weight restrictions and subscribe to receive future notifications.

Click here to download WCRC’s Truck Operator’s Map, depicting road classifications.

CONTACT: If you have any questions regarding seasonal weight restrictions, please contact Mark McCulloch, senior project manager - permits, (734) 327-6679,

ISSUE DATE: 03/13/2020