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Has New Jersey increased weight limits for trucks carrying relief supplies?

Last Updated: 04/23/2020

Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 121, allowing an increase in the maximum weight limit on certain interstate highways and toll roads from 80,000 pounds (40 tons) tons to 92,000 pounds (46 tons) for vehicles transporting COVID-19 relief supplies.

The Order allows vehicles carrying COVID-19 relief supplies to obtain special permits issued by the Department of Transportation in order to operate on certain state highways and toll roads at a weight limit of up to 92,000 pounds.

The increased weight tolerance only applies to interstate highways within New Jersey, the New Jersey Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway from Exit 105 Southbound, and the Atlantic City Expressway.

It does not apply to I-78 Eastbound and Westbound bridges at Milepost 8.71 over Norfolk Southern Railroad in Hunterdon County, I-80 Ramp D (Landing Rd SB to I-80 EB) at Milepost 28.91 over Landing Road Northbound in Morris County, and north of Exit 105 on the Garden State Parkway.

Permits can be obtained at https://www.state.nj.us/transportation/freight/trucking/oversize.shtm

Source: https://nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/approved/20200408d.shtml; Executive Order No. 121