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Kandiyohi County road restrictions take effect

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WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County seasonal load restrictions will go into effect countywide at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.

Seasonal road 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.

For further information, including a map showing the axle load restrictions on county roads, go to the Kandiyohi County website at, click on "Public Works", then "Spring Axle Load Limits" and then "Info" or "Map".