Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 169.87 and St. Louis County Ordinance No. 13 dated March 13, 1972, Spring Load Restrictions on St. Louis County highways located in the North-Central and North Frost Zones will be lifted at 12:01 A.M. on Friday, May 8, 2015. The North-Central Zone includes the area south of US Highway 2 and west of State Highway 33. The North Zone includes the area north of US Highway 2 and east of State Highway 33. Information on zone boundaries can be obtained by clicking here for Mn/DOT's Seasonal Load Limits.
Once the blanket spring load restrictions are removed, individual roads may remain posted based on their condition until they recover and are able to carry full legal loads. Maps of these individual roads are available here. These individual decisions are made by the maintenance superintendents. For more information related to per axle weight restrictions, we ask transportation companies to refer to our Road Restriction Extension list. Further questions related to this list may be referred to the district superintendents.
Thank you for your compliance. With your cooperation we can extend the life of our highways, reduce the need for costly repairs and keep our highways safe for all users.
EFFECTIVE MARCH 11, 2015 - Sewage Trucks exempt from load restrictions: Per Governor Mark Dayton's executive order, all sewage trucks are exempt from seasonal load restrictions. For further information, click here to see the executive order.