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2024 Spring Road Restrictions

The Lake County Highway Department will end spring load restrictions (SLR) on Monday, May 6, 2024 at 12:01 AM EXCEPT for the following roads:

UT50 Murphy Lake RdUT51 Tikkanen RoadUT52 Kari RoadUT53 Rikala Road
UT54 Koski RoadUT55 Ahlgren RoadUT56 Etelainen/Rinne RoadUT 57 Grondahl Road
UT58 Kamarainen RoadUT59 Nelson RoadCR118 Toivonen Road 

Ending dates for spring load restrictions are variable and based on how weather is affecting roadway strength.  The sign erected on the roadway governs the load limit in effect.

Do Not Plow Snow Onto County Roads

Do not deposit snow on public roads! This includes pushing snow across county roads!

According to the Lake County Highway Department, depositing snow in any fashion onto a County Road is illegal and punishable as a misdemeanor under Minnesota Statute 160.27 and various local ordinances which prohibit plowing, shoveling, blowing or placing snow onto public roadways.  Any violation will be forwarded to the Sheriff’s Department in the interest of public safety.

Lake County Highway Department also cautions that the act of placing snow onto a public roadway can subject a person to a civil liability if a road hazard, such as a slippery area, frozen rut or bump, occurs and causes a traffic accident.  This civil liability can extend to both the property owner and the person who actually placed the snow onto the roadway.  You also may be liable for damage to County snowplow equipment.

Lake County Highway Department asks all citizens to obey these rules which are designed to keep Minnesota’s 131,100 miles of streets, roads and highways safe during winter months.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Jason DiPiazza
Lake County Highway Engineer