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Spring Load Restriction – Press Release #3 (Week of Feb. 28 ? Mar. 4, 2022)

For Immediate Release: 
Monday, Feb. 28, 2022

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
Begin/End MRM
March 3, 2022
US 16A
Custer State Park east gate to SD 244
26.25 to 55.76
7 Tons/Axle
Rapid City
March 3, 2022
SD 87
Wind Cave Nat’l Park to US 16/385
47.27 to 79.36
7 Tons/Axle
Rapid City
March 3, 2022
SD 89
US 16A to SD 87
58.51 to 64.58
7 Tons/Axle
Rapid City
March 3, 2022
SD 40
Hayward to Cheyenne River
38.26 to 69.00
7 Tons/Axle
Rapid City
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

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 and also on the SD511 site at; 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 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 


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