2017 Spring Load Restrictions Begin Friday February 17th


The ENDING DATE for Winter Load Increases and  the STARTING DATE for Spring Load Restrictions in the SOUTH, SOUTHEAST and  METRO FROST ZONES will be Friday, February 17, 2017 at 12:01 AM. Road Restriction maps indicating the locations of weight restricted routes and those state highways open to maximum ten-ton axle weights are listed on the MnDOT Seasonal Load Limits website at Click on “Seasonal Load Limits,” then click on “Spring Load Restrictions (SLR).” Also available is a text list of the restricted segments along with exceptions to the map.

The ending dates for Spring Load Restrictions are based on how weather is affecting roadway strength.  These dates are established by monitoring roadway strength as weather conditions change.  Therefore, the ending dates for Spring Load Restrictions are variable.

As soon as a date is set, MnDOT will report this date on its 24-hour automated message center at 1‑800‑723‑6543 for the USA and Canada, and locally at 651‑366‑5400 for the Minneapolis/St Paul area. This information is also published on the MnDOT Seasonal Load Limits website:

Here are the County Maps for our area:

For questions about enforcement call:
Minnesota Department of Public Safety
State Patrol – Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
651-405-6196 (select Option 3, Option 3).

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