Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 3, 2013

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Spring truck weight restrictions end May 6 for Metro, southeast frost zones

Load restrictions in south frost zone end May 10

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Spring truck weight restrictions on state highways in the Twin Cities metro and southeast Minnesota frost zones will end Monday, May 6, and weight restrictions for the south frost zone are scheduled to end Friday, May 10.

Spring load restrictions are still in effect in the 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 10-ton axle weights are listed on the MnDOT website at www.mrr.dot.state.mn.us. 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 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 by dialing 511 or visiting www.511mn.org.



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