The Houston County Department of Transportation is announcing that its Spring Load Restrictions will go into effect on Friday, March 10, 2023. These load restrictions will limit allowable axle weights until further notice.
Said restrictions will be enforced as per highway posting. County Highway, town roads, or city streets not posted, the weight on any single axle shall not exceed 5 ton on an unpaved street or highway and 10 ton on a paved street or highway, any single axle. (M.S. 169.87).
The purpose of spring load restrictions is to prevent premature failure of our roads and thereby protect taxpayer’s investments in our roads. Please respect the postings. A county map showing the spring load restrictions for county roads is available for download at www.co.houston.mn.us Highway Department, Notices and Announcements.