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News Release
March 27, 2012



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


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Spring truck weight restrictions end March 27 for southeast, Twin Cities frost zones


ST. PAUL, Minn. – Spring truck weight restrictions on state highways in Minnesota's southeast and Twin Cities Metro area frost zones end today, March 27.

Spring load restrictions are still in effect in the south, central, north-central and north frost zones.

Ending dates for spring load restrictions are established by monitoring roadway strength as weather conditions change.
Road restriction maps indicating the locations of weight-restricted routes and state highways open to maximum ten-ton axle weights are listed on the MnDOT website at Click on "Seasonal Load Limits," then click on "Spring Load Restrictions" for the most up-to-date information.

The information also is available toll-free by calling 1-800-723-6543 in the United States and Canada or by calling 651-366-5400 in the Twin Cities Metro area.

Middle-range overweight permits become available within each frost zone when spring load restrictions are lifted. Full-summer overweight permits become available within each frost zone starting two to three weeks after spring load restrictions are lifted.

Travelers in Minnesota can get up-to-date information on road conditions, construction and weather reports from MnDOT's 511 traveler information service. Dial 5-1-1 or visit








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