The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced the end of Spring load restrictions for the entire state of Minnesota
Spring load restrictions, which bar heavy trucks from state trunk highways, are meant to protect these roads from damage during the spring thaw. Local governments often adopt MnDOT’s spring load restrictions in order to protect county, city and townships roads. The spring load restrictions went into effect in early March for the southern third of the state and in mid-March for the northern two-thirds of Minnesota.
Spring Load Restrictions in the metro frost zone end Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The south and southeast frost zone restrictions end Friday, May 10, 2019. The rest of Minnesota’s load restrictions in the central, north-central and north frost zones, end on Thursday, May 14.