Minn.-Allowable winter highway load increases on public highways
in the Twin Cities metro and south frost zones will begin at 12:01
a.m. on January 7, the Minnesota Department of Transportation
zone, the remaining zone where limits have not increased, is being
monitored by Mn/DOT officials.
allows a 10 percent weight increase on all state highways and
nine-ton capacity county roads in the designated zones. Truckers,
however, need a permit when operating on interstate highway routes.
of the south frost zone extend from the Iowa state line north
to and including Hwy 12 from the South Dakota state line eastward
to the Hennepin County line. The Twin Cities metro zone includes
Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington
load increases when pavements gain strength from the colder temperatures.
The first winter load limits for this season started in the north
zone on Dec. 18.
about winter load limits and frost zones can be found at: www.mrr.dot.state.mn.us
or by calling 651/406-4701 or toll-free at 800/723-6543.