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News Release

April 29, 2005

Mn/DOT announces end dates for spring highway load limits

     

The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced that the end dates for spring highway load limits in Minnesota will start in the south, southeast and Twin Cities metropolitan area frost zones at 12.01 a.m. on May 4.

In the central frost zone, spring weight limits will end at 12.01 a.m. on May 12.

On May 20, weight restrictions will end in the north-central and northern frost zones at 12:01 a.m.

The department will not issue permits for overweight loads during spring road restrictions.

Mn/DOT expects it will be able to issue summer overweight permits about three weeks after normal weight limits are restored in each zone.

Current information about road weight limits is available by calling the, toll-free, taped message available 24 hours a day at 1-800/723-6543 or 651/747-2253 in the Twin Cities metropolitan area or by checking the seasonal load limits Web site:
www.mrr.dot.state.mn.us .


Traveler information, including incident reports, is available by calling 511 or logging on to www.511mn.org. Know the Road. Dialup or log on.


Work Zones. Pay Attention or Pay the Price.

   

Contact:
Rebecca L. Arndt
Public Affairs Coordinator
Mn/DOT District 7
507-389-6883

 

District 7
Mankato/Windom Office
501 S. Victory Dr.
Mankato, MN 56001

Tel: 800-657-3747
Fax: 507-389-6281