Benefits and Costs of Increasing Truck Load Limits: A Literature Review

Status:  Complete
Report Date:  01/08/2015

Summary:

The Local Road Research Board wanted to examine the costs and benefits of increased weight limits, and to consider how counties and cities in MN can prepare for the impacts of future weight limit increases at the federal or state level. This document reviews recent research on infrastructure impacts, traffic and safety impacts, roadway design considerations, environmental impacts, and other considerations, with an emphasis on the effects on local highways.

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