Spring load restrictions begin March 9
STEVENS COUNTY, Minn. - Seasonal load restrictions on county roads in Stevens County will begin on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 12:01 a.m.
County and town roads are restricted each spring to a 5-ton per axle load limitation by state law unless otherwise posted. Axle limit signs will be placed throughout the county advising truckers of permitted axle weight.
Roadway strengths decrease rapidly in the spring when frost is going out. This is caused by the high moisture content of thawing soils during this period.
Restrictions will tentatively remain in effect until the end of April. A new update will be posted when restrictions are lifted.
Anyone wanting further information or a map showing the axle load restrictions on county roads may call the Stevens County Highway Department at 320-589-7430. Questions on State Highway restrictions should be directed to MN/DOT at 800-723-6543.