2023 Spring Load Restriction – Press Release #1 (Week of Feb. 13 – 17, 2023)

Posted on: February 13, 2023   |   Category: News

For Immediate Release:  Monday, Feb. 13, 2023
Contact:  Dan Varilek, Winter Maintenance Specialist, 605-773-3571

PIERRE, S.D. – Spring Load Limit Restrictions will apply to the road segment(s) and at the indicated weight limit shown in the table below.


Effective Date
LocationBegin/End MRMLengthPostingRegion
February 17, 2023US 16ACuster State Park West gate to SD 24426.25 to 55.7629.67 Tons/AxleRapid City
February 17, 2023SD 87Wind Cave Nat’l Park to US 16/38547.27 to 79.3630.87 Tons/AxleRapid City
February 17, 2023SD 89US 16A to SD 8758.51 to 64.586.07 Tons/AxleRapid City
February 17, 2023SD 40Hermosa to Cheyenne River48.60 to 69.0030.77 Tons/AxleRapid City
February 17, 2023SD 79SD 168 to Jct. SD 20 West of Reva150.70 to 199.3248.68 Tons/AxleRapid City
February 17, 2023SD 1806Jct. SD 273 North to US 83138.45 to 180.0541.66 Tons/AxlePierre
February 17, 2023SD 1806Intersection West of Dam to Mission Ridge193.83 to 221.0527.27 Tons/AxlePierre

The effective date of a load restriction is determined by weather and road conditions. When restrictions go into effect, a notice will be sent out and posted on the spring load restriction page of the South Dakota Truck Info website at https://sdtruckinfo.sd.gov/spring-load-restrictions/.

A spring load restriction report is usually issued in advance of any major load restriction change. This report is issued for guidance only and does not take precedence over any load restriction signs in place. For further information, or a copy of a Spring Load Restriction map, please contact the SDDOT at 605-773-3571.

Spring Load Limit Information is available at https://sdtruckinfo.sd.gov/spring-load-restrictions/ and also on the SD511 site at https://sd511.org/; click on Traffic Notices then CVO Restrictions for current restriction.

Individuals can subscribe to an email list to receive spring load limit restriction information electronically at https://listserv.sd.gov/scripts/wa.exe?A0=DOTSPRINGLOADLIMITS. Click subscribe located on the right side of the screen and follow the instructions. A valid email address is required. If you would like to unsubscribe at any time from the list, visit the same site, click unsubscribe, and enter the information and email you subscribed with.

For more information, contact Dan Varilek, Winter Maintenance Specialist, at 605-773-3571 or by email at daniel.varilek@state.sd.us