MnDOT announces statewide ending dates for spring load restrictionsThe Minnesota Department of Transportation has identified ending dates for spring load restrictions in all six of the Minnesota’s frost zones.
By: Staff Report, Alexandria Echo Press
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has identified ending dates for spring load restrictions in all six of the Minnesota’s frost zones:
--Southeast – May 2
--Twin Cities metro – May 2
--South – May 9
--Central – May 11
--North central – May 13
--North – May 13
Road restriction maps indicating the locations of weight restricted routes and state highways open to maximum 10-ton axle weights are listed at www.dot.state.mn.us/materials
The ending dates for spring restrictions are based on how weather affects roadway strength. These dates are established by monitoring roadway strength as weather conditions change. All changes are made with a minimal three-day notice.
For more information on spring load restrictions, visit www.mrr.dot.state.mn.us
Travelers in Minnesota can get up-to-date information on road conditions, construction and weather reports from Mn/DOT's 511 traveler information service. Dial 5-1-1 or go to the website at www.511mn.org