Missouri law in effect Aug. 28 changes certain truck height rule

By Keith Goble, Land Line state legislative editor | 8/27/2015

Starting Friday, Aug. 28, one new law in Missouri expands the height and weight limits for trucks in central Missouri.

Currently, the area’s commercial zone extends north from the city of Columbia along U.S. 63 for eight miles and east from the city limits along state Route WW to the intersection of state Route J and continues south on state Route J for eight miles.

Vehicles operating within the zone are prohibited from being in excess of 15 feet in height or having a weight greater than 22,400 pounds on one axle.

The new law adds Boone County to the municipal commercial zone for the city of Columbia. Starting Aug. 28, the zone will extend north on U.S. 63 to state Route NN and west and south along state Route NN to state Route 124. The municipal commercial zone also includes state Route 124 from state Route NN to U.S. 63.

(Editor's note: This story has been corrected. The previous version mistakenly included as law a bill that affected livestock haulers. The bill failed to gain passage during the regular session.) 

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