ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Transportation started issuing full-summer overweight permits in the central frost zone Monday and in the north-central and north frost zones Thursday.
Full-summer overweight permits are already available in the metro, southeast and south frost zones.
The frost zones and restricted routes can be found on the MnDOT load limits map.
Middle-range overweight permits become available within each frost zone when spring load restrictions are lifted. Full-summer overweight permits become available two to three weeks after spring load restrictions are lifted. For questions about enforcement call the Minnesota Department of Public Safety State Patrol Commercial Vehicle Enforcement at (651) 350-2000.
The start and end dates for spring load restrictions are variable and based on how weather is affecting roadway strength. All changes are made with a minimum three-day notice.
For the most current information, go to MnDOT’s automated 24-hour message center at 800-723-6543 for the U.S. and Canada, or 651-366-5400 for the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. This information is also published on the MnDOT seasonal load limits website at mndot.gov/loadlimits.
For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org