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Posted on: March 5, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Spring Load Restrictions

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will end winter load increases and start spring load restrictions (SLR)  in the CENTRAL frost zone Monday, March 9, 2020 at 12:01 AM.

The start of spring load restrictions has already been announced in the SOUTH, SOUTHEAST and METRO frost zones for Friday, March 6.

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

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).

Full-summer overweight permits can be issued, during the spring load restriction period, for travel on the interstate system only.

Middle-range 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. 

Spring load restrictions (SLR) in the CENTRAL frost zone will end Monday, May 4

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