Refrigeratedtransporter 3887 Txdot Highways

TxDOT sets temporary weight limits on I-45, I-20 interchanges

April 22, 2019
TxDOT set weight limits on three of the four direct connector ramps at the interchanges of I-45 and I-20 south of Dallas.

The Texas Department of Transportation recently put in place weight limits on three of the four direct connector ramps at the interchanges of Interstate 45 (I-45) at Interstate 20 (I-20) south of Dallas. The weight limits that are temporarily in place include the following restrictions:

  • Per Axle – 20,000 pounds
  • Tandem Vehicles – 34,000 pounds

There is no gross vehicle weight limit posted

Types of vehicles that are restricted include:

  • All permit loads
  • Mobile cranes
  • Concrete trucks
  • Recycle Trucks
  • Container Trucks
  • EV class of fire engines (typically only used at airports)
  • Well Service Trucks

It is illegal for trucks to ignore the new weight limitations. The Dallas County Overweight Enforcement Unit will issue citations and fines accordingly.

The direct connector ramps that will be closed for two weeks include:

  • I-45 Northbound to I-20 Westbound
  • I-45 Northbound to I-20 Eastbound
  • I-20 Westbound to I-45 Southbound

For information on this and other road conditions statewide, visit For media inquiries, contact TxDOT Public Information Officer Donna Huerta Simmons at [email protected] or 469-203-0620.

About the Author

Informa Commercial Vehicle Staff

Sponsored Recommendations

Reducing CSA Violations & Increasing Safety With Advanced Trailer Telematics

Keep the roads safer with advanced trailer telematics. In this whitepaper, see how you can gain insights that lead to increased safety and reduced roadside incidents—keeping drivers...

80% Fewer Towable Accidents - 10 Key Strategies

After installing grille guards on all of their Class 8 trucks, a major Midwest fleet reported they had reduced their number of towable accidents by 80% post installation – including...

Proactive Fleet Safety: A Guide to Improved Efficiency and Profitability

Each year, carriers lose around 32.6 billion vehicle hours as a result of weather-related congestion. Discover how to shift from reactive to proactive, improve efficiency, and...

Tackling the Tech Shortage: Lessons in Recruiting Talent and Reducing Turnover

Discover innovative strategies for recruiting and retaining tech talent in the trucking industry at our April 16th webinar, where experts will share insights on competitive pay...

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of FleetOwner, create an account today!