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Spring truck weight restrictions end May 13 for central frost zones

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ST. PAUL – Spring truck weight restrictions on state highways in the central Minnesota frost zone will end Monday, May 13.

Spring load restrictions are still in effect in the north-central and north frost zones.

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Ending dates for spring load restrictions are established by monitoring roadway strength as weather conditions change.

Road restriction maps indicating the locations of weight-restricted routes and state highways open to maximum 10-ton axle weights are listed on the MnDOT website at www.mrr.dot.state.mn.us. Click on “Seasonal Load Limits,” then click on “Spring Load Restrictions” for the most up-to-date information.

The information also is available toll-free by calling 1-800-723-6543 in the United States and Canada or by calling 651-366-5400 in the Twin Cities area.

Middle-range overweight permits become available within each frost zone when spring load restrictions are lifted. Full-summer overweight permits become available within each frost zone starting two to three weeks after spring load restrictions are lifted.

Travelers in Minnesota can get up-to-date information on road conditions, construction and weather reports by dialing 511 or visiting www.511mn.org.

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