DATE: March 17, 2022
For Immediate Release
CONTACT: Rachel Leonard
(763) 295-2711 | email@example.com
Spring Axle Weight Restrictions Begin March 18
Monticello, MN – Spring Weight Restrictions on city roadways will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, March 18. The City of Monticello places spring road restrictions consistent with Wright County.
Axle weight restrictions are used to protect roadways during the annual spring thaw. The limits help prevent premature deterioration of pavement as the ground thaws. Typically, from March through May the gravel under the roadbed has high moisture content that can weaken the carry capacity of pavement and make the roadbeds more susceptible to damage. By restricting axle weight, the life of the roadways can be prolonged.
Posted axle weight limit signs govern the vehicle weights on posted roads. All restriction limits are gross axle weights. Local governments are granted authority to implement these restrictions by Minnesota Statute 169.87.
The exact dates of the restrictions vary from year to year, so communication is released when they go into effect and when they are lifted. Additional information can be found on the MnDOT and Wright County websites:
The City of Monticello does not issue any over limit permits. Questions? Please contact Monticello’s Public Works Department at 763-295-3170.