603 KAR 5:301. Weight (mass) classification of the state-maintained system of highways.


      RELATES TO: KRS 189.222


      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 189.222 authorizes the Secretary of the Transportation Cabinet to establish by official order reasonable weight (mass) limits for all highways included in the state-maintained system of highways. This administrative regulation establishes an online weight classification list and provides assistance for accessing the current official order setting forth each road in the state-maintained system and indicating the classification of each. The classification of each highway segment in conjunction with 603 KAR 5:066 establishes the weight (mass) limit for trucks using each road segment.


      Section 1. Weight Classification List. (1) The Transportation Cabinet shall maintain a current list of the state-maintained highway segments with specific weight classifications on its Web site at http://oraweb.kytc.state.ky.us/HIS_Applications.htm.

      (2) The list of weight classifications shall be updated each time a weight classification is changed by official order of the secretary of the cabinet.

      (3) The cabinet shall provide a copy of the list in paper form upon request. Paper copies may be viewed at any of the Department of Highways district offices or may also be viewed, copied, or purchased, subject to applicable copyright law, for twelve (12) dollars from the Division of Operations, Seventh Floor, 501 High Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40622. The telephone number of the Division of Operations is (502) 564-4556 and the hours of operation are 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.


      Section 2. Any state-maintained highway segment not specifically identified shall have an "A" highway classification. (19 Ky.R. 1699; eff. 3-2-93; Am. 22 Ky.R. 791; eff. 791; eff. 12-7-95; 29 Ky.R. 1697, 2284; eff. 2-27-03.)