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News Release
April 27, 2011




Minnesota Department of Transportation
Office of Communications
395 John Ireland Blvd.
Mail Stop 150
St. Paul, MN 55155-1899


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Mn/DOT announces statewide ending dates for spring load restrictions

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Transportation has identified ending dates for spring load restrictions in all six of the Minnesota’s frost zones:


Road restriction maps indicating the locations of weight restricted routes and state highways open to maximum 10-ton axle weights are listed at


The ending dates for spring restrictions are based on how weather affects roadway strength. These dates are established by monitoring roadway strength as weather conditions change. All changes are made with a minimal three-day notice.

For more information on spring load restrictions, visit or call 1-800-723-6543 in the United States and Canada, or 651-366-5400 in the Twin Cities Metro area.


Travelers in Minnesota can get up-to-date information on road conditions, construction and weather reports from Mn/DOT's 511 traveler information service. Dial 5-1-1 or go to the website at