Montana Department of Transportation

Bigge Crane Megaload Permit Issued

A permit has been issued for a megaload to travel from Idaho through Montana to Great Falls. The move, planned for seven stages, will travel at night to minimize travel disruptions to others along the route. MORE INFORMATION

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Montana Weigh-in-Motion (WIM) and Automatic Traffic Recorder (ATR) Strategy

Montana's Weigh-In-Motion systems (WIMs) are stretched thin across the state's expansive road network. The problem is how to make best use of the extensive data collected from existing sites and where to place any additional WIMS or related investments. WIM recorders cost scarce money to install and maintain, so the sites must be located and used strategically. Automatic Traffic Recorders (ATRs) will also be added to analysis as they supplement the overall program. Among the complicating factors are the diversity of geographic regions and goods being trucked, seasonal variations associated with commodity hauls, and the continuing resources needed to make the system work.