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Spring Road Restrictions

Each year during the spring thaw, State, County, and local highway authorities impose axle weight restrictions to protect their roadways.

The two primary causes for premature deterioration of asphalt streets are weather and traffic. As the frost is leaving the ground during the spring thaw, the gravel under the street has high moisture content, which affects the load carrying capacity of the asphalt pavement. Therefore, in order to prolong the service life of the streets and highways, axle weight restrictions are imposed during the spring thaw when streets are most susceptible to damage due to heavy loads.

The exact dates on which seasonal limits go into effect and are removed vary depending on annual temperature variations.

Download Spring Road Restriction Map

2021 Dates

  • Spring Road Restrictions begin Thursday, March 4, 2021
  • Spring Road Restrictions end Monday, April 12, 2021.


Overweight Vehicle Permits

Overweight Vehicle Permit Application (PDF)

For specific circumstances, the City of Maple Plain can issue Overweight Vehicle Permits that allow exemptions to road restrictions.

Overweight Vehicle Permit TypesFees
Daily Permit$100.00 per truck/per day (max 7 ton)
Valid 7:00 am - 11:00 am only
Single Trip Seasonal - Home Delivery$250.00 (max 5 ton)
Commercial Tow Truck$750.00 per occurrence 
No PermitDouble Fee
Emergency- Well & SepticNo Charge (max 7 ton)
Resident Annual To/FromNo Charge (max 5 ton)

For questions and more information on Overweight Vehicle Permits contact City Hall at 763-479-0515
 

Violation Fines

Those who are found to be in violation of road restrictions are subject to fines as shown below: 

DescriptionAmount
Total Gross Excess Weight 1,000 pounds or less1 cent per pound in excess of the legal limit
Total Gross Excess Weight more than 1,000 pounds, but not more than 3,000 pounds$10.00 plus 5 cents per pound for each pound in excess of 1,000 pounds
Total Gross Excess Weight more than 3,000 pounds, but not more than 5,000 pounds$110.00 plus 10 cents per pound for each pound in excess of 3,000 pounds
Total Gross Excess Weight more than 5,000 pounds, but not more than 7,000 pounds$310.00 plus 15 cents per pound for each pound in excess of 5,000 pounds
Total Gross Excess Weight more than 7,000 pounds$610.00 plus 20 cents per pound for each pound in excess of 7,000 pounds