July 11 - The US state of Wisconsin has increased the overall length that permitted loads may run during weekend daylight hours from 110 feet (33.5 m) to 150 feet (45.7 m) in 67 of the states' 72 counties.

Permitted loads are allowed up to 12 ft (3.6 m) wide, 13 ft 6 in (4.1 m) high and 150 ft (45.7 m) long.

Counties where the new weekend permit allowances do not apply are Columbia, Dane, Milwaukee, Rock and Waukesha.

In addition, Wisconsin reduced from two to one the number of private escorts required for permitted loads that exceed 16 ft (4.8 m) wide. And the Sunday morning restriction for permitted loads on the Milwaukee Expressway has been eliminated.

For an itemised summary of the changes visit the SC&RA website here.