Early Spring Weight Restrictions for Garbage Collection

February 13, 2017

RE: EARLIER THAN UNUSUAL SPRING WEIGHT

RESTRICTIONS AFFECTING GARBAGE COLLECTION

Dear Wakefield Township Resident,

The following notice came from the Gogebic County Road Commission manager/engineer Darren Pionk:

“With the seasonally warm weather forecasted later this week and V: inch of rain on Monday and Tuesday, Seasonal Weight Restrictions will be in effect this Friday, February 17th.

The Road Commission utilizes the guidelines for Spring Weight Restrictions prepared by the FHWA (which most counties in Michigan töllow). Based on the data, weight restrictions on our roads will begin on Friday.

Although this is quite early for restrictions, it is necessary to protect our roads. If the weather changes and temperatures drop (and refreeze the roads), we can postpone restrictions at that time. I am assuming that most Counties will have restrictions on by this weekend.”

For Wakefield Township garbage customers, please bring your garbage to the nearest designated road as you have done in past. If you have questions call the Clerk at 364-0669 or Supervisor at 224-3721.