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Spring load restrictions start Friday

WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County seasonal load restrictions begin at 12:01 a.m. Friday and will be effective countywide. Seasonal load restrictions protect roads during the spring thaw, when road strength is at its lowest point of the year. By state l...

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WILLMAR - Kandiyohi County seasonal load restrictions begin at 12:01 a.m. Friday and will be effective countywide.

Seasonal load restrictions protect roads during the spring thaw, when road strength is at its lowest point of the year.

By state law, all non-posted county paved roads are open to 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. Drivers are urged to always check for a posted limit.

There will be no overweight permits issued during this time.

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For further information, including a map showing the axle load restrictions on county roads, go to the Kandiyohi County website at 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 Kandiyohi County Public Works Department at 320-235- 3266, extension 4103. For information regarding state highway restrictions, call 1-800-723-6543

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