SEASONAL LOAD LIMIT NOTIFICATION: SPRING LOAD RESTRCITIONS END IN ALL FROST ZONES

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will end spring load restrictions (SLR) in the SOUTHEAST and METRO frost zones Monday, May 2, 2022 at 12:01 AM.

Spring load restrictions will end in the SOUTH frost zone Friday, May 6, 2022 at 12:01 AM.

Spring load restrictions will end in the CENTRAL frost zone Friday, May 13, 2022 at 12:01 AM.

Spring load restrictions will end in the NORTH-CENTRAL and NORTH frost zones Monday, May 16, 2022 at 12:01 AM.

Please check with local agencies prior to increasing any weights on their routes. The sign erected on the roadway governs the load limit in effect.

Frost zones and restricted routes can be found on the MnDOT load limits map.

Start and end dates and other load limit information are shown at mndot.gov/loadlimits.

Overweight permits for more than 80,000 pound gross vehicle weight continue during spring load restrictions 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. 

For questions about legal axle weight during SLR; Gross Vehicle Weight Schedule, call: Minnesota Department of Public Safety State Patrol – Commercial Vehicle Enforcement 651-350-2000

For questions about oversize/overweight loads/permitting call: Minnesota Department of Transportation Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations – Oversize/Overweight Permits 651-296-6000 Or email:  ofcvopermits.dot@state.mn.us

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 1-800-723-6543 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 mndot.gov/loadlimits.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.