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Update: April 8, 2021
Department of Transportation will end spring load restrictions (SLR) in the SOUTHEAST
and METRO frost zones Monday, April 12, 2021 at 12:01 AM.
restrictions are still in effect in the SOUTH, CENTRAL, NORTH-CENTRAL and NORTH
frost zones. Frost 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.
for more than 80,000 pound gross vehicle weight continue during spring load
restrictions and new permits will be issued if all axle and group weights are
legal (axle weight limits).
overweight permits can be issued, during the spring load restriction period,
for travel on the interstate system only.
overweight permits become available within each frost zone when spring load
restrictions are lifted. Full-summer overweight permits become available two to
three weeks after spring load restrictions are lifted.
Ending dates for
spring load restrictions are variable and based on how weather is affecting
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
Or email: email@example.com
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 1-800-723-6543 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.
For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.
Reduced weight restrictions are placed on the weight per axle of vehicles on some county highways during the spring months. Restriction periods can last a minimum of eight weeks. During that time, Oversize Vehicle Permits cannot be purchased online until the restrictions are lifted. Click here for the the South St. Paul Road Restriction Map.