If the maintaining authority chose one of the following options [s 348.15(9)(f)2.a Wis. Stats], then a resolution or ordinance was passed and posted as required by local governments. Options and vehicle requirements are:
- Opt In – All IoH (including Category B) and Ag CMVs (including Category 1) are required to follow the new IoH/Ag CMV Maximum Weight Limits [s 348.15 (3)(g) Wis. Stats.] for both Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) and Axle Weight. State and US highways were set to these vehicle requirements under WI Act 377.
- Total Opt Out – All IoH and Ag CMVs operating have no Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), Axle Weight, or length requirements on highways under their jurisdiction. Resolution or Ordinance passed by MA should be used in place of a permit to exceed IoH/Ag CMV Maximum Weight Limits [§348.15(3)(g) Wis. Stats.].
- Partially Opt Out I – All IoH and Ag CMVs may operate per resolution or ordinance at Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), Axle Weight or Length as established by resolution or ordinance on all highways under their jurisdiction.
- Partially Opt Out II – All IoH and Ag CMVs may operate per resolution or ordinance at Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), Axle Weight or Length established by resolution or ordinance on designated highways under their jurisdiction.
Copies of resolutions or ordinances passed by MA before December 1, 2015 and submitted to WisDOT as provided by §348.15(9)(f)2.c. Wis. Stats. are available AgVehicles.DOT.wi.us. A resolution or ordinance adopted under this subdivision shall be valid for at least one year.
To check on the length and weight requirements for a road, you can use the IoH and Ag CMV Requirement map available at https://datcpgis.wi.gov/IoH/. Using the maps search features or by zooming in on the map, you can reference identify the maintaining authority for that road. There are links available to the ordinances and resolutions passed by local maintaining authorities.