The City of Burnsville implements spring weight restrictions for commercial vehicles on City streets simultaneously with Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). The restrictions are put in place in cooperation as part of a statewide effort to protect roadways during vulnerable spring months.
The two primary causes for premature deterioration of asphalt streets are weather and traffic. As frost is leaving the ground during the spring thaw, the gravel under the street has high moisture, which affects the load carrying capacity of the asphalt pavement. To prolong the service life of the streets and highways, axle weight restrictions are imposed.
Exceptions to the seasonal load limits in Burnsville are granted on a limited or emergency basis. All other vehicles, including but not limited to garbage trucks and general construction vehicles and equipment, must follow the posted weight limits. Contact Public Works at 952-895-4550 to request a permit. More information is also available by calling the Minnesota Department of Transportation at 1-800-723-6543 or the City of Burnsville at 952-895-4550.