Press Release from ARDOT

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) is lifting weight restrictions on multiple State Highways based on a recent pavement analysis.  

Weight restrictions are put in place to help maintain normal service and a state of good repair on highways. The main causes for highway weight restrictions include significant increases in traffic, changes in environmental conditions, or changes in pavement conditions.  

Periodically, ARDOT reviews highway weight restrictions to determine if the restrictions are still appropriate under current conditions. As part of the evaluation, the pavement structural condition, traffic volumes, and adjacent land development are reviewed.  

ARDOT has recently begun an evaluation of all weight-restricted routes on the State Highway System. Based on this evaluation to date, the weight-restricted highway sections listed below have now been identified for removal of weight restrictions. 


Fulton: Highway 289- section 4- Highway 175 to Highway 9

Sharp: Highway 58- Section 3- Highway 115-Highway 56 and Highway 354 to Highway 412; Highway 58- Section 3 E, Highway 58 to Highway 63; Highway 175- Section 2- Highway 412 to Highway 175 and Highway 289-Section 2 S- Cherokee Road to Highway 62.

Additional travel information and weight-restricted highways can be found at or