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Spring Road Weight Restrictions Effective March 4th

Weight Restrictions (Seasonal)

Weight Restrictions

Axle weight limits are restricted on certain streets within the City of Lake Elmo to protect the streets from damage when road and weather conditions warrant in accordance with State & City regulations.

All City streets are limited to SEVEN TON AXLE per axle weight limit unless otherwise posted.  Residents are encouraged to plan ahead for moving or construction projects during the spring thaw season since weight restrictions will be enforced & large trucks will not be allowed on restricted streets.


Weight restrictions take effect during the spring thaw season, which is usually around March 1st to May 15th, dependent upon the weather.  City of Lake Elmo follows the Seasonal Load Limits established by the State of Minnesota.  Check the MN DOT website for dates.


No exemptions or permits are given during this time period, except for vehicles responding for emergency situation.

Streets Regulated

The City of Lake Elmo only regulates the city streets. 

All County roads are regulated by Washington County and all Highways are regulated by the State of Minnesota.  Private roads are not regulated by the City, but by the homeowners associations or designated responsible party.  The City does not maintain any information on contracts for private roads.