Reduced weight restrictions are placed on the weight per axle of vehicles on some County highways during the spring months. Restriction periods can last anywhere from four to eight weeks. During that time, Oversize Vehicle Permits cannot be purchased online until the restrictions are lifted. Permit applications will still be accepted, by office visit, mail or fax.
2016 Spring Load Restrictions
Spring Load Restrictions Start Date: Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at 12:01 a.m.
Spring Load Restrictions End Date Metro frost zone: Friday, April 14 at 12:01 a.m.
2017 Spring Load Restrictions Map
2017 Spring Load Restrictions Table
After Spring Load Restrictions are lifted, Dakota County highways are restricted to 9 ton per axle except for a few roads and bridges.
When Spring Load Restrictions are lifted
After Spring Load Restrictions are lifted, Dakota County highways are restricted to 9 or 10 ton per axle, depending on the route, except for County Road 81, which is restricted to 7 ton per axle from County State Aid Highway 66 to State Highway 50 north of Hampton.
An Oversize Vehicle Permit is required for any vehicle that does not meet the state weight standards. These permits can be obtained online at the County’s website.
For more information, call the Right of Way/Permits Coordinator at 952-891-7115.
For additional information from the State of Minnesota, call 800-723-6543 or 651-747-2253 or go to the Minnesota Department of Transportation website.