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County spring load limit restrictions now in effect

The Washington County Public Works Department has announced that the 2009 spring load limit restrictions for Washington County roads are now in effect.

The spring road restrictions, which began March 8, will remain in force for eight weeks or unless special circumstances dictate otherwise.

All county roads with spring weight restrictions will be posted with signs indicating the spring load limit for a particular road.

During spring weight restrictions, Washington County does not issue permits for overweight transport, except in cases of a serious public health emergency.

Call the Washington County Public Works Department at (651) 430-4300 with questions on emergency permits.

Washington County will provide information about the spring load limits and a map of the county spring load limits on the county web site as new information becomes available.

County road users may call (651) 430-8355 for a recording with the latest spring load limit information.

Statewide information is available at or by calling (800) 723-6543.

The MNDOT Twin Cities Metropolitan area spring load limit information number is (651) 366-5400.