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Overweight Vehicles

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To protect the city’s infrastructure investment it is necessary to regulate the weight of vehicles traveling the city streets. Regulation is especially necessary during the freeze/thaw cycles of early spring when streets are more susceptible to damage. View the weight restrictions map (PDF).

Weight Restrictions (not during the spring freeze/thaw cycle)
All city streets have a weight restriction of 7 tons per axle, unless posted.

Seasonal Weight Restrictions (enforced during the spring freeze/thaw cycle)

The City of Plymouth follows the seasonal weight restriction dates determined by the MN Department of Transportation.  The dates are posted each year on the Minnesota Department of Transportation website.

Seasonal weight restrictions in Plymouth are 5 tons per axles and apply to all city streets
Exempt vehicles include:

  • School buses
  • Garbage trucks
  • Milk trucks

The City of Plymouth does not issue permits for standard or seasonal weight restrictions when a reasonable alternative to meeting restrictions exist (example:  reducing individual load weight per trip per truck, making multiple trips, or using 2 smaller trucks instead of 1 large truck). The City Engineer may provide exception in very unique situations when there is no ability to work around the restrictions. 

Any damage caused to Plymouth city streets are subject to repair costs by the vehicle owner. The Plymouth Police Department has the authority to stop any vehicle that may appear to be over the weight limit.

Engineering Division
Plymouth City Hall | 3400 Plymouth Blvd. | Plymouth, MN 55447-1482
P 763-509-5500 | F 763-509-5510 |

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