MnDOT Announces Start of Spring Load Restrictions

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced the start of Spring Load Restrictions (SLR). SLRs will begin in the following regions:

  • Metro: Friday, March 10
  • Southeast: Friday, March 10
  • South: Monday, March 13

MnDOT will continue to monitor and evaluate weather conditions to make further announcements regarding the start 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 weather is affecting roadway strength.