Weight restrictions begin Monday

Published 9:16 am Saturday, March 3, 2018

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will end winter load increases in the south, southeast and metro frost zones and start spring truck weight restrictions in the southeast, south and metro frost zones on Monday, March 5.

Road restriction maps showing the locations of weight-restricted routes and those state highways open to maximum 10-ton axle weights are listed at mndot.gov/loadlimits. Click on “seasonal load limits,” and then “spring load restrictions.”

Overweight permits for more than 80,000-pound gross vehicle weight will continue and new permits will be issued if all axle and group weights are legal.

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Full-summer overweight permits can be issued during the spring load restriction period only on interstate through movements.

Middle-range overweight permits become available within each frost zone when spring load restrictions are lifted. Full-summer overweight permits become available two to three weeks after spring load restrictions are lifted.