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Feb. 28, 2024

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Winter load increases end and spring load restrictions start in North-Central frost zone

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation will end winter load increases and start spring load restrictions in the North-Central frost zone Wednesday, March 6, at 12:01 a.m.
Spring load restrictions have already begun in the South, Southeast and Metro zones.

As already announced, winter load increases end and spring load restrictions will begin in the Central zone on March 1.
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.

Overweight permits for more than 80,000 pound gross vehicle weight will continue and new permits will be issued if all axle and group weights are legal (axle weight limits).

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 during SLR; 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