Spring Load Restrictions will go into effect on all McLeod County Highways on Friday (March 6th, 2020)
Officials say the limits will remain in effect until further notice.
The restrictions are meant to protect the investments made in highways and help hold off costly pavement repair and unnecessary reconstruction.
The restrictions limit the weight on any single axle to five (5) tons on unpaved roads and ten (10) tons on paved roads.
Some paved roads will be reduced further and posted accordingly with signs indicating maximum allowable axle loads.
Maps showing specific restrictions are available at the county office or on the McLeod County website (click here).
McLeod County is not the only area affected. MnDot says winter load increases end and spring load restrictions start for all south, southeast, metro frost zones in the state (click here).