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Spring road limits begin Monday in Kandiyohi County

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WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County seasonal load restrictions begin Monday. The restrictions will be effective county-wide.

Seasonal road restrictions protect roads during the eight-week spring thaw when road strength is at the low point of the year.

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Under new state law governing spring seasonal road restrictions that go into effect this year, all non-posted county paved roads are restricted to a 10-ton per axle load limitation and all non-posted gravel roads are restricted to a 7-ton per axle load limitation. Prior to this year, all non-posted county roads were restricted to a 5-ton per axle.

The change means there will be fewer road posting signs required than in previous years.

By state law, all non-posted township roads remain restricted to a 5-ton per axle load limitation.

For further information, including a map showing the axle load restrictions on county roads, go to the Kandiyohi County Web site: www.kandiyohi.mn. us, click on department, then public works and then spring load limits & map.

For questions on county road restrictions, call the public works department at 320-235-3266, ext. 4103. For information regarding state highway restrictions call 1-800-723-6543.

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