The elected supervisors of Ross Township (Luzerne County, PA) are being proactive about protecting the roads in the township:
In August, Municipal Solutions of Linden, Pa., visited the township and inspected the construction of the roads to determine weight limits. Supervisors started the process as a proactive measure to protect them from damage that might be caused by heavy trucks carrying Marcellus Shale gas drilling equipment through the township.
Once weight limits are posted, it would require the gas exploration company to pay for any damages caused by trucks exceeding the weight limit.*
Seems to MDN this is a common sense precaution that other communities may also want to adopt.
*Wilkes-Barre Times Leader (Apr 7) – Ross Twp. addressing road protection