Weight restrictions are implemented each year from March 1st to May 1st in an effort to preserve and protect the 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.
All City of Excelsior streets are 7 tons per axle from March 1st to May 1st of each year.
Other Road Restrictions
Contact Hennepin County Public Works at (612) 348-9330 for restrictions on county-maintained roadways, and contact the Minnesota Department of Transportation at (651) 582-1550 for restrictions on state highways.