Poor road conditions prompt continued load restrictions
Spring weight restrictions for the central frost zone--south of Highway 210 and Highway 18 in Crow Wing County--ended Friday. However, due to poor road conditions, Crow Wing County reported the following roads will remain restricted: o County Roa...
Spring weight restrictions for the central frost zone-south of Highway 210 and Highway 18 in Crow Wing County-ended Friday.
However, due to poor road conditions, Crow Wing County reported the following roads will remain restricted:
• County Road 130 will remain restricted at 7 tons.
• County Highway 9, County Highway 44, County Road 132, County Road 138, County Road 144 and County Road 148 will remain restricted at 5 tons.
As the subgrade dries out and road beds firm up, these restrictions will be removed.
Spring weight restrictions for the north-central frost zone-north of Highway 210 and Highway 18 in Crow Wing County-remain in effect.
Minnesota Statute 169.87 establishes weight restrictions. The weight on any single axle shall not exceed 5 tons on any unpaved street or highway or 10 tons on a paved street or highway, unless posted otherwise between the dates set by the commissioner of transportation.
Cooperation and compliance with the legal posted limits is needed to minimize unnecessary damage to county roads, a news release stated.
Information regarding restrictions in Crow Wing County is available on the website at www.crowwing.us/index.aspx?nid=156 or at the highway department office.
Visit the Minnesota Department of Transportation website at www.mrr.dot.state.mn.us/research/seasonal_load_limits/sllindex.asp for more information on statewide seasonal load limit restrictions.