The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has extended the weight allowance for truckloads of aggregate used in flood relief and levee repair.

The waiver remains in effect through August 21. While the waiver is in effect, participating motor carriers are limited to:

A loaded, gross weight no greater than 10% above the gross licensed weight of the commercial motor vehicle;

Transportation of rock, sand and gravel only within the state of Missouri;

Drivers must obey posted bridge weight limits;

When crossing a bridge, the driver must restrict the vehicle speed to no more than 30 mph;

Travel under this allowance is only allowed on non-interstate highways. Those taking advantage of the weight allowance cannot operate on any portion of the interstate highway system.

Check the MoDOT Traveler Information Map at or download the free app at Google Play or the Apple Store for up-to-date road closure information.