Weight restrictions are implemented each year from March to May in an effort to preserve and protect Lake Elmo’s road system during the spring thaw and refreeze cycles.
Streets are weakened during the spring thaw by water that becomes trapped in the gravel base below the pavement. The weight of vehicles traveling over these roads can cause the road to bend and possibly crack. Limiting the amount of weight on the street during this time will minimize the wear and allow the base adequate time to stabilize.
The street by street seasonal weight restriction limit can be located on the map in the below link:
Lake Elmo follows the seasonal load limit dates as published by the State of Minnesota, Department of Transportation. View the Minnesota Department of Transportation Seasonal Load Limits website for seasonal start/stop dates, or call 800-723-6543.