MnDOT announces end of spring load restrictions in certain zones

Road restrictions end in certain zones

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced the end of spring load restrictions (SLR) in certain zones. SLRs will end in the following regions on April 24:

  • Metro
  • Southeast

Double-check with any local agencies before increasing loads in these areas and observe all posted signage regarding load restrictions on roads.

MnDOT will continue to monitor and evaluate weather conditions to make further announcements regarding the end date of spring load restrictions in other zones.

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 SLL 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 the weather is affecting roadway strength.