The Redwood County Highway Department has announced that spring road weight restrictions are scheduled to go into effect this Friday. At 12:01 a.m. Feb. 17, the rule becomes effective.

Signs will be placed designating the applicable axle weight limits on all bituminous roads. All municipal, township and county/CSAH gravel roads are restricted to five-ton axle loads unless otherwise posted. Crews will be out placing signs Feb. 16, but the restrictions do not begin until Friday. Posting maps and other pertinent information are available at the office of the Redwood County engineer on the west edge of Redwood Falls.

Additional information can be obtained by calling the highway department at (507) 637-4056 or by visiting the Redwood County Web site at

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced its road restrictions in this region are in effect as of Friday as well. Find out more at

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