Seasonal Road Restriction Information


Seasonal Road Restrictions will take effect on Stearns County Highways at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. Posted axle weight limits control vehicle weights on posted roads. All restriction limits are gross axle weights. No overweight permits will be issued to vehicles that exceed the posted limits.
Minnesota Statute 169.87 establishes weight restrictions. The weight on any single axle shall not exceed 5 tons of 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 our roads.
For more information regarding state-wide seasonal load limit restrictions, check the Minnesota Department of Transportation website: Restrictions will remain in effect until further notice. Maps showing the load limits on the various roads is available on our web site at or email request to or call 320-255-6180.