2018 Spring Road Restrictions
SEASONAL LOAD LIMIT NOTIFICATION
Date: February 28, 2018
Subject: ENDING DATE for Winter Load Increases, in the SOUTH, SOUTHEAST and METRO FROST ZONES, STARTING DATE for Spring Load Restrictions in the SOUTHEAST and METRO FROST ZONES
The ENDING DATE for Winter Load Increases in the SOUTH, SOUTHEAST and METRO FROST ZONES will be Monday, March 5, 2018 at 12:01 AM.
The STARTING DATE for Spring Load Restrictions in the SOUTHEAST and METRO FROST ZONES will be Monday, March 5, 2018 at 12:01 AM.
Road Restriction maps indicating the locations of weight restricted routes are listed on the MnDOT Seasonal Load Limits website at www.mndot.gov/loadlimits.
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Permits for over 80,000 lb Gross Vehicle Weight will continue and new permits will be issued if all axle and group weights are legal.
Up to 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 within each frost zone starting two to three weeks after Spring Load Restrictions are lifted.
For questions about enforcement call:
Minnesota Department of Public Safety
State Patrol - Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
651-405-6196 (select Option 3, Option 3).
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: email@example.com
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: www.mndot.gov/loadlimits