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Seasonal Load Limits

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St. Louis Park has seasonal road weight restrictions in late winter and early spring to help protect the integrity of the streets. The city follows the Minnesota Department of Transportation seasonal load limits schedule for imposing and removing spring road weight limit restrictions. In a typical year, spring road restrictions go into effect in March and end about eight weeks later, depending on weather conditions.

St. Louis Park's road weight limits are 6 tons (12,000 pounds) per axle on residential streets and 9 tons (18,000 pounds) on municipal state aid streets, unless otherwise posted. View the seasonal load limits map to find the weight limits for city streets.

Spring 2020 seasonal load limits

Spring load restrictions will begin Friday, March 6, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. The end date will be determined by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). View the MnDOT seasonal load limits schedule for updated dates.

Seasonal weight restrictions waivers

There are limited instances, such as moving trucks or emergency issues, when a weight waiver will be given. All other waiver requests will be examined for alternative options, such as to divide the load in two or bring less amounts in each trip, instead of issuing a waiver. The city does not issue waivers for any type of residential demolition or construction projects for the duration of the restrictions.

For commercial construction projects, the engineering director has the discretion to approve weight restriction waivers to carry loads up to the spring capacity rating on the designated haul route. A five-day advance notice is required to process the request for any commercial construction waiver. Typically, the city does not approve open-ended permits.

If a waiver is issued, there is a $50 fee and the permit is good for one trip only.

To apply for the waiver, contact the public works at 952.924.2562 to first see if your request may qualify for a waiver. If, based on the information you provide, your request seems like it may be approved, staff can also collect the necessary information to complete the weight restrictions waiver so it can be ready when you arrive to pick it up at the Municipal Service Center (MSC). Please allow for 24 hours to process non-commercial waivers. Approved waivers must be paid for and picked up at the MSC between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. No online or phone transactions are accepted.


Public Works Division
Municipal Service Center
7305 Oxford St.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

MnDOT Road Restrictions Hotline