With warm weather finally on the horizon, drivers are reminded to proceed with caution as county officials post restrictions on roadways. The Minnesota Department of Transportation and surrounding highway departments have released spring weight limits beginning Friday, March 15th.
MnDOT News Release: March 14, 2019
“Spring load restrictions in the South, Southeast and Metro Frost Zones have already been scheduled to begin on Friday, March 15. Road restriction maps indicating the locations of weight restricted routes are on the MnDOT Seasonal Load Limits website at www.mndot.gov/loadlimits.
Load limit dates are based on how weather is affecting roadway strength. These dates are established by monitoring roadway strength as weather conditions change. Therefore, these dates are variable. The end of winter load increases and start of spring load restrictions are separate events which may not occur on the same date.”
For questions about enforcement call:
Minnesota Department of Public Safety
State Patrol – Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
For questions about over legal weight/size “heavy haul” trucking call:
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations – Oversize/Weight Permits
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the county maps for more information from specific highway departments.