Spring load restrictions are in effect Spring load restrictions were implemented Wednesday, March 12 on all state highways in South Dakota south of I-90.
Spring load restrictions will also be implemented at 12:02 a.m. Monday, March 17 for all state highways in South Dakota north of I-90.
Only limited overweight permits will be issued for the movement of non-divisible loads in the area of the state that is under spring load restrictions. The overweight permit limitations are:
* The weight per axle may not exceed that allowed by the South Dakota spring load restriction map or addendum spring load restriction reports;
* The maximum weight per axle shall be limited to the smallest of 20,000 pounds per axle or 450 pounds per inch width of tire; and
* The weight may not exceed that allowed by the South Dakota bridge weight limit map or other overweight permit issuance criteria provided by the DOT.
The effective date of the load restrictions is determined by weather and road conditions.
A spring load restriction report is usually issued in advance of any major load restriction change. This report is issued for guidance only and does not take precedence over load restriction signs in place. For further information or a copy of a spring load restriction map, please contact the DOT at 605-773-3704. Spring load limit information may also be found on the Internet at http://www.sddot.com/Operations/CVO/Spring_Load_Limits/index.htm.
You can subscribe to an e-mail mailing list whereby you will receive spring load limit restriction information by e-mail. You will be one of the first to know about load limit changes by electing to receive spring load limit restriction information by e-mail. To subscribe to the e-mail service, please visit the following Internet site: http://listserv.state
Here you need to click on Join or leave the list (or change settings). Type in your e-mail address and name, then click Join List (accept the default settings without any changes). A message will appear that says A confirmation request is being sent under separate cover. You will get an e-mail in your mailbox to confirm your subscription. Just follow the instructions (by clicking on the URL you will automatically be placed on the subscriber's list).