Spring Load Restrictions

Road Restrictions

The City of Hopkins follows the Minnesota Department of Transportation's start and end dates for Winter Load Increases and Spring Load Restrictions. For further information on these dates, visit Minnesota Department of Transportation's website.

Weight Restrictions

All City of Hopkins roads are 4-ton per axle unless otherwise noted. View the street map (PDF) to see the streets that can accommodate more than 4-ton per axle.

Overload Vehicles

A Permit for Overload Vehicle (PDF) application is available for an increase to 5-ton per vehicle for certain City roadways in Hopkins. An online application is also available. 

Red Truck

The permit must be approved by the Assistant Public Works Director or the City Engineer and must be turned into the Public Works Department at:

11100 Excelsior Boulevard
Hopkins, MN 55343


By email to PWServReq@hopkinsmn.com.

Apply for an Overload Vehicle Permit

To find out if you can apply for a permit for the City roadway you will be traveling on, please contact the Assistant Public Works Director at 952-939-1382.

All questions in regards to Overload Vehicles on State and County roadways in Hopkins must be directed to the appropriate agency.