Vol. 26 Iss. 18 - May 10, 2010

Chapter 360
Final Regulation

REGISTRAR'S NOTICE: The Department of Transportation is claiming an exemption from the Administrative Process Act in accordance with § 2.2-4002 B 11 of the Code of Virginia, which exempts regulations relating to traffic signs, markers, or control devices.

Title of Regulation: 24VAC30-360. Notice of Reduction of Weight Limits (Posted Structures Report M-50) (repealing 24VAC30-360-10).

Statutory Authority: § 46.2-1104 of the Code of Virginia.

Effective Date: April 27, 2010.

Agency Contact: Anwar S. Ahmad, P.E., Assistant Division Administrator, Structure and Bridge Division, Department of Transportation, 1401 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 786-2853, FAX (804) 786-7787, or email


This action repeals 24VAC30-360 relating to the notice of reduction of weight and other limits of vehicles. Section 46.2-1104 of the Code of Virginia authorizes the Commonwealth Transportation Commissioner to "prescribe the weight, width, height, length, or speed of any vehicle or combination of vehicles passing over any highway or section of highway or bridge constituting a part of the interstate, primary, or secondary system of highways." It further authorizes the commissioner to limit these dimensions beyond what is prescribed by statute subject to the findings of an engineering study. Any such reduction of limits is required to be kept on file at the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and is currently done so in the Posted Structures Report. 24VAC30-360 simply incorporated this document by reference and provided an address where the document was available.

The Posted Structures Report is available in VDOT's Highway Traffic Records Information System (HTRIS) and can be updated and produced at any time. To provide public access to the report, a posted structures list file can be downloaded directly from the Dashboard on VDOT's website. The Dashboard information is updated nightly and provides essentially the same information as the Posted Structures Report; therefore, technology has made it advisable to repeal the regulatory entry for this report.


24VAC30-360-10. Notice of reduction of weight limits (Posted Structures Report M-50) (filed by description with the Registrar of Regulations). (Repealed.)

Description: The regulations governing the reduction of weight limits establish limitations less than those prescribed in the Code of Virginia whenever an engineering study discloses that it would promote the safety of travel or is necessary for the protection of any such highway.

The document is available to businesses and citizens for public review and is available for inspection at the following location:

Virginia Department of Transportation

Maintenance Division

Old Highway Building

1221 E. Broad Street, 4th Floor

Richmond, VA 23219

VA.R. Doc. No. R10-2377; Filed April 27, 2010, 10:01 a.m.