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2015 Traffic Law Update: Special Hauling Vehicles

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SPECIAL HAULING VEHICLES

P.A. 98-942, eff. 1-1-15

625 ILCS 5/15-111

Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the weight limitation for a 3 or 4 axle vehicle (including when laden) operated or hired by a municipality within Cook, Lake, McHenry, Kane, DuPage, or Will county being operated for the purpose of performing emergency sewer repair that would normally be subject to a weight limitation less than 66,000 pounds shall have a weight limitation of 66,000 pounds or the vehicle’s gross vehicle weight rating, whichever is less. Provides that this exception to the standard weight formula does not apply on the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, bridges, or other elevated structures constituting a part of a highway.