Chippewa County seasonal load restrictions will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, March 15.
The restrictions will be effective countywide. Seasonal road restrictions protect roads during the spring thaw, when road strength is at its lowest point of the year.
By state law, all non-posted county paved roads are open to a normal 10-ton per axle load limit. Also by state law, all non-posted county gravel roads and township roads are restricted to five-ton per axle load limitation.
For further information, including a map showing the axle load restriction on county roads, go to the Chippewa County web site at www.co.chippewa.mn.us, click on DEPARTMENTS; then HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT; then SPRING LOAD RESTRICTION; and then select the map.