80,000 lbs Access Coming Soon
The capitol bill that Governor Quinn signed a few days ago contains a provision to grant 80,000 lbs access to all Illinois roads. The exceptions are structures like bridges or culverts that are not rated or inspected for those weights. Township officials can also still post roads for freeze or thaw. The 80,000 lbs provision goes into effect January 1, 2010. This is a provision that the agriculture lobby has been working to secure for about as long as we can remember.