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Cook County Spring Road Conditions and Weight Restrictions Update

Mar 15, 2019 01:46PM ● By Editor
J. Thompson (left) and W. Hagen use one of the County’s steaming units to thaw a culvert on Croftville Road.  Photo courtesy of the Cook County Highway Department

Media Release from Cook County - March 15, 2019

Following this winter’s snowfall totals, Cook County asks drivers to remain vigilant as localized flooding is expected to continue as the long-range forecast predicts warming temperatures. Cook County Highway Department crews will work through the weekend to continue to thaw culverts, dig ditches, and push ice chunks off several county roads. Springtime truck weight restrictions will begin on Tuesday.

The Highway Department asks drivers to report water over roadways or other issues to the office at 218-387-3014. Afterhours and weekend emergencies may be reported to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office at 218-387-3030. All reports will be added to a growing list of needs, and crews will respond as soon as practicable. 

“Many roads are not built to withstand the pace of this season’s melting, which is further complicated by a mix of daytime thawing and overnight freezing temperatures,” said Cook County Highway Engineer Krysten Foster. “In some neighborhoods, crews may need to thaw the same culvert on consecutive days. All available resources including steaming units, sanding trucks, and graders are working hard to improve road conditions as soon as possible.”

Seasonal Road Restrictions 
Seasonal Road Restrictions will go into effect at 12:01 am, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, and typically remain in effect for a minimum of eight weeks. After that period, road restrictions will be lifted on a case-by-case basis as conditions warrant. All Cook County roads are limited to 5 tons per axle unless otherwise posted. The following roads are posted as follows: 

10 Tons per Axle  
CSAH       12             TH 61 to Hedstrom’s Mill 
 
9 Tons per Axle  

CSAH  

2  

TH 61 to end of bituminous (FR 164) 

CSAH  

4  

TH 61 to end of bituminous (FR 164) 

CSAH  

5  

Entire length  

CSAH  

7  

Entire length  

CSAH 8

CSAH 12 to  CR 27       12           

 CSAH 12    Hedstrom’s Mill to Greenwood Road (FR 309) 

7 Tons per Axle  

CSAH  

12  

Greenwood Road (FR 309) to Seagull Lake (FR 1355) 

CSAH  

16  

TH 61 to Hovland Tower Road  

CSAH  

17  

TH 61, east to Hat Point  

CSAH  

18  

Entire length  

CSAH  

23  

TH 61 to CSAH 17   


5 Tons per Axle  

CSAH  

Entire length  

CSAH  

2  

Honeymoon Trail (FR 164) to The Grade (FR 170) 

CSAH  

12  

Seagull Lake (FR 1355) to end 

CSAH  

14 

Entire length  

CSAH  

17  

West and north of TH 61 to CR 89

CR  

45  

CSAH 7 to Pike Lake  

CR  

48  

Entire length  

All other County roads that are not posted. 
 
4 Tons per Axle  

CSAH  

8  

CR 27 to CR 57  

CSAH  16


North of Shoe Lake Road (FR 313) 

CR 57    CSAH 8 to Bally Creek Road
CR 89    Entire Length
CR 75    Entire Length


Engineer Foster invites drivers to call the Highway Department with any questions or concerns regarding road conditions.  The Highway Department thanks residents and visitors for your patience amidst challenging conditions.

Contact:  

Krysten Foster, Highway Engineer Cook County Highway Department, 218-387-3014
Valerie Marasco, Director – Emergency Management & Public Information, 218-387-5366 or [email protected]




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