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Spring road restrictions begin Friday in Kandiyohi County

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WILLMAR –– Kandiyohi County’s seasonal load restrictions go into effect Friday.

The restrictions, which begin at 12:01 a.m., apply to roads countywide.

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Seasonal road restrictions protect roads during the spring thaw, when road strength is at its lowest point of the year, according to Kandiyohi County Public Works Director Gary Danielson.

By state law, all non-posted county paved roads are open to a normal, 10-ton per axle loads. Also by state law, all non-posted township roads and county gravel roads are restricted to a 5-ton per axle load limitation.

However, most county gravel roads are posted to a higher, 7-ton per axle load limit and will be posted accordingly.

Weight limits may change during the thaw period depending on the condition of a roadway.

If they do, postings will be changed and the new posted weight will govern the legal weight on the roadway. Always check for a posted limit.

 For further information, including a map showing the axle load restrictions on county roads, go to the Kandiyohi County Web Site: www.co.kandiyohi.mn.us, click on Public Works, then spring axle load limits, and then info or map.

 For questions on County Road restrictions, call the Public Works Department at 320-235-3266, extension 4103. For information regarding State Highway restrictions, call 1-800-723-6543. 

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