News and Notices
Emergency Executive Order provides relief to motor carriers and drivers responding to COVID-19 emergency relief efforts
Governor Walz signed Emergency Executive Order 20-06, providing exemptions from certain weight limits (including spring load restrictions) and the hours of service requirements for vehicles and drivers that are transporting essential supplies in response to the COVID-19 emergency relief efforts.
A permit is not needed for vehicles operating under this emergency order, but there are specific weight limitations that still apply. Please see the order for full details.
Oversize/Overweight training postponed
With guidance from state health officials about protecting the health and well-being of Minnesotans and preventing further spread of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will indefinitely postpone all meetings, training and events, effective immediately.
- SUPERLOAD Utility Resource Map
This mapping tool can help you filter clearances on MnDOT utility lines, overhead signs, and light signals on state highways, and details on electrical services in different areas of Minnesota.
- Width of Roadway Map
This mapping tool displays travel lane widths for MnDOT’s two-lane undivided highways in three different travel lane width classes: 10 ft., 11 ft., 12ft. or greater. You can also view the location of Metro rush hour zones and restricted travel areas.
Please note that due to various external factors, such as new construction and physical changes in highways, this information may not be current, and may be incomplete. See our disclaimer for more information.
Road Construction Materials permit reminder
When applying for 6 or 7 axle Road Construction Materials Permit, any vehicle or combination is required to meet the minimum spacing following the Gross Vehicle Weight Table. For more information and to view the table, see Gross Weight Schedule.
Also, see Minnesota Statute 169.869 for more details about this permit.
Pilot escort drivers must be certified
All pilot car drivers, including licensed peace officers, who escort oversized loads in Minnesota are required to be certified by the Minnesota State Patrol. Learn more about pilot escort driver certification by visiting Hennepin Technical College's website.