Spring Load Restrictions will go into effect on Friday, March 6 at 12:01 a.m. for the south, southeast and metro regions.
Restrictions for the central frost zone will go into effect on March 9 at 12:01am.
Restrictions for the north and north-central frost zone will go into effect on March 13 at 12:01am.
There is no set end date for these restrictions and will be dependent on the weather and defrosting conditions throughout the spring season.
In previous years, MnDOT policy has cited an 8-week intent
for the length of road restriction. MnDOT has a three-day notice period for any
changes in the status of load restrictions.
Maps showing the locations of routes in which the weight restrictions are in place can be found on the MnDOT website.
Overweight permits for vehicles more than 80,000 gross pounds will continue and new permits will be allowed if all axle and group weights are legal. Additional information on axle weight limits can be found here.
Permits for full-summer overweight permits can be issued
during this restriction period for travel on the interstate travel system only.
Middle-range overweight permits will not be issued in each frost zone until the
spring load restrictions are fully lifted.