The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) is now accepting applications for the new road construction materials permit that goes into effect on January 1, 2018.
The permit allows companies and people hauling road construction materials such as asphalt, concrete, aggregates and recycled road materials to haul up to 90,000 pounds gross vehicle weight on six or more axles and 97,000 pounds gross vehicle weight on seven or more axles. Currently, the gross weight limit for vehicles operating without an overweight permit is 80,000 pounds. Vehicles operating under this permit are required to comply with individual and group axle weight limits and gross weight vehicle limits set by the permit.
The cost for a Mn/DOT permit is $300 for six-axle vehicles and $500 for seven-axle vehicles.
The road construction materials permits Mn/DOT issues are for use on state roads only. Vehicles operating under this permit may not travel on interstate highways. Local jurisdictions may require similar permits on their roads.
The Minnesota legislature approved the new annual permit during the 2017 session.
For more information, go to the Mn/DOT website at www.mndot.gov/cvo/oversize.