Edina, Minn., March 1, 2017 – Spring load restrictions in Edina go into effect 12:01 a.m. Monday, March 5.
Weight restrictions are implemented each spring in an effort to preserve and protect Edina’s road system during the thawing and refreezing associated with spring. Streets are weakened during the spring thaw by water that becomes trapped in the gravel base below the pavement. The weight of vehicles traveling over these roads can cause the road to bend and possibly crack. Limiting the amount of weight on the street during this time will minimize the wear and allow the base adequate time to stabilize.
Most residential roads in Edina are restricted to five tons per axle throughout the period that restrictions are in effect. The permit allows up to six tons per axles per trip. The road weight restrictions typically won't affect the average car or truck. However, construction vehicles entering residential neighborhoods may have to lighten their loads to comply with the restrictions.
Permits are issued for six tons per axle online or at the Public Works & Park Maintenance Facility, 7450 Metro Blvd., between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A permit is good for one truck for one visit. The cost is $100 per permit. Drivers can apply for permits at EdinaMN.gov. Violators of the road weight restrictions may be fined.
For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 952-826-0376.