Spring road restrictions begin Monday
WILLMAR -- The City of Willmar announces spring road restrictions will take effect in the city beginning Monday. Restrictions will probably remain in effect until early May.
Anyone wanting further information or to see a map showing the axle load restrictions may call the City Engineer's Office at 235-4202.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation also announces that spring truck weight restrictions will begin Monday for Minnesota's south, southeast, and Twin Cities metro area frost zones.
Winter load increases and overweight permits remain in place for the state's central, north-central and north frost zones.
MnDOT limits truck weights to prevent damage to roads weakened during the spring thaw.
Spring load restriction dates and the six frost zones in Minnesota are listed on MnDOT's 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 metro area.
Ending dates for spring load restrictions are established by monitoring roadway strength as weather conditions change. All changes are made with a minimal three-day notice.