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Spring load restrictions end in North-Central frost zone

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation will end spring load restrictions (SLR) in the North-Central frost zone Friday, April 12, at 12:01 am.

Spring load restrictions have already ended in the South, Southeast, Metro and Central zones.

Truckers are advised to check with local agencies prior to increasing any weights on their routes. The sign erected on the roadway governs the load limit in effect.

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).

MnDOT will report start and end 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.

For questions about legal axle weight during SLR; Gross Vehicle Weight Schedule, call:

Minnesota Department of Public Safety

State Patrol – Commercial Vehicle Enforcement


For questions about oversize/overweight loads/permitting, call:

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations – Oversize/Overweight Permits


All changes are made with a minimum three-calendar-day notice.

For the most current information, go to MnDOT’s automated 24-hour message center at 800-723-6543 for the U.S. and Canada, or 651-366-5400 for the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. This information is also published on the MnDOT seasonal load limits website at

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit

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