2023 Spring Load Restriction – Press Release #9 (Week of May 8-12, 2023)

Posted on: May 4, 2023   |   Category: News

For Immediate Release: 
Thursday, May 4, 2023

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 8, 2023SD 26From Hwy 47 to Hwy 45230.12 to 252.8522.77 Tons/AxleAberdeen
May 8, 2023SD 26From Hwy 45 to Hand/Spink Co. Line253.85 to 267.7713.97 Tons/AxleAberdeen
May 8, 2023SD 45From US 14 to US 212112.35 to 137.7225.48 Tons/AxleAberdeen
May 8, 2023SD 28From US 281 to SD 37269.97 to 283.9914.07 Tons/AxleAberdeen

Beginning Monday, May 8, 2023, all road restrictions on state routes have been effectively lifted.

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.

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