Spring load restrictions lifted

Spring load restrictions lifted Spring load restrictions were removed Monday, April 14, from all state highways, with the following exceptions: Highway 71 from US 18 south to the Nebraska border, and the northeastern portion of the state bounded on the west by SD 47, on the south by SD 34, on the east by the Minnesota border, and on the north by the North Dakota border. SD 47 continues to not have spring load restrictions and SD 34 will not have spring load restrictions.

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 as follows:

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 issues in advance of any major load restriction change. This report is issued for guidance only and does not take precedence over load restriction sign 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-mai 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.sd.us/archives/dotspringloadlimits.html.

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