Spring load restrictions begin Monday

Spring load restrictions will begin Monday in the north and north central frost zones.

Beltrami County Highway Engineer Bruce Hasbargen said in a release that during the spring restrictions, all gravel surfaced roads will be restricted to 5 tons per axel.

On paved roads, posted limits between 5 and 10 tons per axel.

“During the spring season, the structure of the roadway is weakened and more vulnerable to damage,” said Hasbargen.

Restrictions limit the weight of vehicles and reduce the amount of damage to roads.

No overweight axle load permits will be issued at this time.

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