MnDOT to start issuing new permit for hauling road construction materials
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation is now accepting applications for the new road construction materials permit that goes into effect Jan. 1, 2018.
The permit allows companies and persons hauling road construction materials such as asphalt, concrete, aggregates and recycled road materials to haul up to 90,000 pounds gross vehicle weight on six or more axles and 97,000 pounds gross vehicle weight on seven or more axles. Currently, the gross weight limit for vehicles operating without an overweight permit is 80,000 pounds. Vehicles operating under this permit are required to comply with individual and group axle weight limits and gross weight vehicle limits set by the permit.
Companies and persons hauling road construction materials can start the application process five days before Jan. 1.
Cost for a MnDOT permit is $300 for six-axle vehicles and $500 for seven-axle vehicles.
The road construction materials permits MnDOT issues are for use on state roads only. Vehicles operating under this permit may not travel on interstate highways. Local jurisdictions may require similar permits on their roads.
The Minnesota Legislature approved the new annual permit during the 2017 session.
For more information, go to the MnDOT website at www.mndot.gov/cvo/oversize.