Governor Walker authorizes additional measures to prevent potential gas and fuel shortages
Changes allow transport of heavier loads of petroleum products
To avoid the potential for gasoline and fuel shortages during the shutdown of the West Shore Pipeline from Milwaukee to Green Bay, Governor Walker has issued Executive Order 227 and declared an energy emergency continues to exist within the northeast region. As a result, the Wisconsin Departments of Transportation (WisDOT) and Administration (DOA) have authorized motor carriers to transport overweight loads of petroleum products, such as fuel and oil, effective immediately through January 28, 2017 with the possibility for a 30 day extension through February 27, 2017.
Motor carriers providing relief to the affected area are able to travel into and throughout the state so that any potential gasoline and fuel shortages are avoided during the high demands of the winter season. These resources will also help businesses continue normal operations.
This exemption authorizes only weights that are not more than 10 percent greater than the gross axle weight and axle combination weight limitations and not more than 15 percent greater than the gross vehicle weight limitations. This waiver does not apply to commercial motor vehicles operating on highways designated as interstates except for the I-39 and I-41 corridors.
Press Releases by Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Statement from Wisconsin DOT Secretary Dave Ross on cancellation of I-39/90/94 Madison to Portage study and I-90/94 Portage to Wisconsin Dells studyMar 3rd, 2017 by Wisconsin Department of Transportation
We did not make this decision hastily nor take it lightly.
Governor Walker approves improvements totaling over $4.4 million for General Mitchell International AirportFeb 28th, 2017 by Wisconsin Department of Transportation
A combination of state, Milwaukee County and Federal Aviation Administration funds will be used for these projects.
News release: Governor approves over $1.9 million for improvement projects at Lawrence J. Timmerman AirportFeb 28th, 2017 by Wisconsin Department of Transportation
One project will reconstruct the primary runway.
The closures are necessary for utility work related to private development in downtown Milwaukee.
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