Seasonal Spring Road Restrictions
Keep in mind during the spring thaw (early-March to mid-May) the seasonal road restrictions go into effect.
The two primary causes for premature deterioration of our 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, the City of Carver does not issue permits for overweight vehicles during the spring load restriction period.
The exact dates on which seasonal limits go into effect and are removed vary depending on annual temperature variations. The City of Carver follows Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MnDOT) schedule for imposing and removing spring road weight limit restrictions.
Additional information can be found by calling MnDOT at 651-366-5400 or by visiting MnDOT’s website: Start and End Dates - Seasonal Load Limits - MnDOT (state.mn.us)