- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)41
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)18
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
MoDOT allowing heavier loads for repair of levees
The Missouri Department of Transportation will allow heavier-than-normal loads of sand and gravel to be transported on selected roadways this week during repair of levees in Southeast Missouri.
According to a release from MoDOT, private and for-hire motor carriers may carry up to 10 percent more than their licensed weight. Heavier loads are not allowed, however, to use interstates or national defense highway routes. Overweight permits are not required. All other traffic and motor carrier regulations that normally apply remain in place.
The waiver went into effect at noon Saturday and will expire at noon Friday. Transportation may only occur within state lines.
During a bridge crossing, drivers must not exceed 30 mph and must center the truck between two lanes of a bridge. The driver must also yield to oncoming traffic.