2023 Spring Load Restriction – Press Release #8 (Week of May 1- 5, 2023)

Posted on: April 28, 2023   |   Category: News

For Immediate Release:  Friday, April 28, 2023

Contact:  Dan Varilek, Winter Maintenance Specialist, 605-773-3571

PIERRE, S.D. – Spring load limit restrictions will be REMOVED from the road segment(s) shown in the table below. Effective dates are included in the table.


Effective Date
LocationBegin/End MRMLengthPostingRegion
May 1, 2023SD 25From SD 38 to SD 3461.72 to 82.8321.17 Tons/AxleMitchell
May 1, 2023SD 20From Jct. US 83 to SD 47 West of Hoven240.83 to 253.8713.046 Tons/AxlePierre
May 1, 2023SD 271From Jct. SD 10 to North Dakota State Line189.91 to 203.7013.796 Tons/AxlePierre
May 1, 2023SD 63From Jct. US 212 North to Jct. SD 20173.67 to 204.9131.246 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 restrictions.

County road posted load limits are not determined or enforced by the State. Please use the county information provided on the South Dakota Truck Info website to contact the county superintendent for questions or concerns.

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