Road Restrictions

Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 169.87, Lake County posts road restrictions each spring.

Highway Maintenance vehicles, school buses and emergency public utility vehicles are exempt from load restrictions.  Refuse trucks may exceed the imposed restrictions by two tons per axle, but not to exceed 9 tons per axle in any case.

Any unposted roads are limited to 5 tons per axle.  Road postings higher than 5 ton limitations are effective only if the postings are in place.

The spring load restrictions are based on gross axle weights and includes the weight of both vehicle and its load.

Enforcement will be under the jurisdiction of the Lake County Sheriff's Department.

Anyone wishing to report suspected overweight vehicles, please call the Lake County Sheriff's Office at 834-8385 or the Lake County Highway Department at 834-8380.


NOTE:  SEE ANNUAL ROAD RESTRICTION MAP FOR LATEST SEASONAL LOAD LIMITS AND SPRING L0AD RESTRICTIONS. (SLR) REMOVAL DOCUMENT BELOW.   BE AWARE THAT LAKE COUNTY MAY POST SOME OF THEIR ROADS LONGER DUE TO ROAD CONDITIONS AND CAN BE FOUND ON LEFT OF SCREEN.  ROADS ARE POSTED WITH WEIGHT RESTRICTION SIGNS.
 Click here for Seasonal Load Limits Explanation for Lake County Roads.

Annual Road Restriction Map (MN/DOT)