Mn/DOT ends spring truck weight restrictions in southeast, south and metro frost zones


The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) will end spring weight restrictions in the southeast and metro frost zones on April 30. Spring weight restrictions will end on May 1 in the south zone.

Spring load restrictions are still in effect in the central, north central and north frost zones.

Road restriction maps indicating the locations of weight restricted routes and those state highways open to maximum 10-ton axle weights are listed on the Mn/DOT seasonal load limits website at Click on “Spring Load Restrictions.” Also available is a text list of the restricted segments along with exceptions to the map.

Permits for over 80,000-pound gross vehicle weight will continue and new permits will be issued if all axle and group weights are legal.

Up to full-summer overweight permits can be issued during the spring load restriction period only on interstate through movements.

Middle-range overweight permits become available within each frost zone when spring load restrictions are lifted.

Full-summer overweight permits become available within each frost zone starting two to three weeks after spring load restrictions are lifted. For questions about the legal weight and size of heavy haul trucking call Mn/DOT’s Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations department at 651-296-6000 or email

For enforcement questions, call the State Patrol’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement at 651-405-6196 and select option three and then option three.

Mn/DOT will report 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.


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