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​Local Traffic and Obtaining Letter of Local Determination

Pennsylvania Act 13 of 2012 requires PennDOT to create a policy that exempts economically distressed (i.e., at-risk) industries and some local business vehicles in excess of posted weight limits from bonding roadways by issuing Letters of Local Determination (LoLD). The LoLD will be available to two categories of haulers:
  1. Economically distressed businesses (at-risk)
  2. Infrequent haulers (i.e., de minimis – those not likely to damage the roadway)
PennDOT encourages haulers to self-certify as local traffic as described in 67 Pa. Code § 189.2 and the provision of 67 Pa. Code § 189.3(c).