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Road Restrictions

Protecting the Roads to Increase Their Life & Ensure Safe Driving

St. Louis County reserves the right to seasonally restrict the operation of vehicles on County Roads (CR), County State Aid Highways (CSAH) and Unorganized Township (UT) roads per Minnesota Statue 169.87: Seasonal Load Restriction; Route Designation. Questions concerning any county maintained road should be directed to one of the Maintenance Superintendents listed on the Maintenance District map or by clicking on the relevant Maintenance District link to the right.

St. Louis County follows seasonal load restrictions as directed by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT). Mn/DOT's toll-free number for road restriction information is 1-800-723-6543. You can also access up-to-date information regarding road restrictions in Minnesota by clicking here for MnDOT Seasonal Load Limits.

2016 Spring Load Restrictions have ended

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 Frost Zone have been lifted, effective 12:01 A.M. on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The North-Central Zone includes the area south of US Highway 2 and west of State Highway 33.
  • the North Frost Zone have been lifted, effective 12:01 A.M. on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. 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.

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.