The Green Bay Public Works Department is responsible for maximizing and protecting its investment in safe and reliable roads and bridges. Seasonal weight restrictions are one way for us to prolong the life of our streets during spring thaws.
Other than the weight restrictions and axle load limits enforceable under State Statute, the City of Green Bay does not impose additional seasonal weight limits on its city streets during the spring thaw. We do, however, suspend the authorization of any overweight permits during this time. This is due to the unstable condition of the roadway subgrade. We follow the Wisconsin Department of Transportation timetable for the expiration of this restriction. Normally, the weight restriction begins the second week in March and expires in late April or early May. However, the dates change each year based on seasonal conditions. For the current year timetable, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Transportation website.