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Posted on: March 3, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Spring load restrictions lifted April 13


Road restrictions will be lifted effective 12:01 AM on April 13, 2020

Note: MnDOT’s restrictions are still in effect in the South, Central, North-Central, and North frost zones.

If you have any questions, please contact the Engineering Staff at   651-730-2734.Thank you for your patience during the load limit restrictions!

Original notice posted March 3, 2020

Minnesota Department of Transportation will end winter load increases and start spring load restrictions (SLR) in the SOUTH, SOUTHEAST and METRO frost zones Friday, March 6, 2020 at 12:01 AM.

Road restriction maps showing locations of weight-restricted routes are listed at

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 (axle weight limits).

Full-summer overweight permits can be issued, during the spring load restriction period, for travel on the interstate system only.

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. 

Ending dates for spring load restrictions are variable and based on how weather is affecting roadway strength. 

MnDOT will report start and end dates on its 24-hour automated message center at 1-800-723-6543 for the U.S. and Canada, and locally at 651-366-5400 for the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.

For questions about legal axle weight during SLR; Gross Vehicle Weight Schedule, call:
Minnesota Department of Public Safety
State Patrol – Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

For questions about oversize/overweight loads/permitting call:
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations – Oversize/Overweight Permits
Or email:

All changes are made with a minimum three calendar-day notice.

For the most current information, go to MnDOT’s automated 24-hour message center at 800-723-6543 for the U.S. and Canada, or 651-366-5400 for the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. This information is also published on the MnDOT seasonal load limits website at

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit

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