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March 1, 2023

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Winter Load Increases end in south, southeast and metro seasonal load limit zones

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation will end winter load increases in the south, southeast and metro zones Monday, March 6, at 12:01 a.m.

MnDOT will continue to evaluate weather forecasts to determine the start date for spring load restrictions in these zones. Ending dates for spring load restrictions are variable and based on how weather is affecting roadway strength. 
Seasonal load limit zones and restricted routes can be found on the MnDOT load limits map.
Start and end dates and other load limit information are shown at mndot.gov/loadlimits.
MnDOT will report start and end dates on its 24-hour automated message center at 1-800-723-6543 for the U.S. and Canada, and locally at 651-366-5400 for the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.

For questions about legal axle weight or Gross Vehicle Weight Schedule, call:

Minnesota Department of Public Safety
State Patrol – Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

For questions about oversize/overweight loads/permitting call:
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations – Oversize/Overweight Permits
Or email:  ofcvopermits.dot@state.mn.us

All changes are made with a minimum three calendar-day notice.

For the most current information, go to MnDOT’s automated 24-hour message center at 800-723-6543 for the U.S. and Canada, or 651-366-5400 for the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. This information is also published on the MnDOT seasonal load limits website at mndot.gov/loadlimits.