Spring Load Restrictions

Spring Load Restrictions Ending:

The City of Buffalo has announced that Spring Load Restrictions (SLR) will be removed within city limits at 12:01 a.m. Friday, May 13. 

  • The City of Buffalo follows MnDOT's start and end dates for load restrictions
    • All starting and ending dates begin at 12:01 am and are preceded by at least a three-day advance notice on this website and on MnDOT's website
    • MnDOT also offers the opportunity to receive updates automatically by subscribing to receive e-mail updates
  • Buffalo is in the Central Frost Zone however, we reserve the right to place and remove restrictions based on how weather is affecting roadway strength based on both visual observation and data obtained from the Otsego freeze/thaw ground monitoring station. Since Wright County was put into MnDOT’s Metro Frost Zone area earlier this year, we will consider following the Metro Frost Zone for placing and removing Spring Load Restrictions in the future. 
  • NO overweight permits will be granted on City of Buffalo public streets
  • City of Buffalo Load Restriction Map (PDF)
  • Wright County Spring Load Restrictions


Spring Load Restriction Historical Data

YEAR START DATE END DATE
2022 March 18 May 13
2021 March 5 April 26
2020 March 9 May 4
2019 March 19 May 14
2018 March 16 May 11
2017 February 21 April 17
2016 February 29 April 15