Impacts of Implements of Husbandry on Local Roads

Status:  Complete
Report Date:  07/25/2016

Summary:

As IOH continue to increase in size and weight, there is a serious concern about how these IOH are damaging roads. The states surrounding Minnesota have addressed this concern by establishing maximum gross weights and gross axle weights; Minnesota has not. This brochure provides background information on the history of IOH; summarizes neighboring states' IOH weight restrictions and provides links to recent research data that details the damaging effects IOH have on pavements.

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