Special "continuing" permits for the three NW Ohio counties adjacent to
SE Michigan allow overweight vehicles up to 154,000 pounds on designated
routes.  The "Michigan Legal" routes are intended to move overweight
vehicles to and from the Port of Toledo and steel manufacturers in the
area.  Specific roads and bridges have been designed to accommodate the
heavier vehicles and the City of Toledo also has a permit system that
routes overweight vehicles through their municipal streets as well.  The
permitting system and overdesigned infrastructure are key to moving
agricultural, steel, and other heavy freight in and out of the area
including goods originating from Ontario Canada.

Warren Henry, P.E.
VP of Transportation
Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments
300 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Toledo, OH 43604
Office 419-241-9155 Ext 129
Cell 419-250-1736
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-----Original Message-----
From: FHWA Freight Planning [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
Of Joseph Gellings
Sent: Friday, August 27, 2010 1:38 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: port-area overweight truck corridor programs

I am trying to identify the various working models for a port area
truck corridor program.   These programs recognize the unique need for 
overweight cargo drays in the vicinity of ports and use ideas such as
designation and permits to manage this activity.   The programs I have 
identified to date are Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland, CA, and Tacoma,

WA.   These all follow a similar model so I am hoping this post will
lead to 
other kinds of working models.
Thank you very much!
Joseph Gellings
Port of Seattle