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Load Limits

**The bridge on 26th St NE north of 201st Ave NE and south of 227th Ave NE (approximately a half mile north of the town of Baldwin) has been damaged. The bridge is restricted to 10 Tons (20,000 lbs) max vehicle weight until repairs can be made. Weight restriction signs have been posted near the bridge.

As of January 2, 2019 Burleigh County will be changing how overweight and oversized truck permits are issued. Burleigh County will be utilizing LoadPass Permits to issue and process all permits. LoadPass Permits' website can be accessed at https://www.loadpasspermits.com/ . For questions regarding the permitting process please call LoadPass Permits at (701) 566-5576.



The following resolution was passed at the September 2, 2015 Burleigh County Board of Commissioners Meeting:

  • THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: As of January 1, 2016 Burleigh County hereby adopts the State of North Dakota legal load weight limitations chart, with a maximum weight limit of 105,500 pounds, for all County roadways, and

  • That the Highway Department is allowed to grant oversize/overweight permits with a maximum axle weight of 20,000 pounds, and

  • That the County will no longer allow Self-Propelled Earthmoving Equipment to be moved un-trailered on County roadways.

The following resolution was passed at the October 1, 2018 Burleigh County Board of Commissioners Meeting:

  • THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: As of January 1, 2019 Burleigh County hereby adopts the LoadPass Permit system and authorizes the proper County officials to enter into an agreement with the Western Dakota Energy Association to operate said system.


See below for Weight Restrictions Guide and Chart for additional guidance on legal loading in Burleigh County.

Weight Restrictions Guide & Chart --- (Effective January 1, 2016)
Weight Restrictions Guide Weight Restrictions Chart
Weight Restrictions Guide Weight Restrictions Chart

Burleigh County Paved Road
Maximum gross vehicle weight allowed on all Burleigh County roads is 105,500 lbs (See below for exceptions). For heavier loads, click here to access LoadPass Permits' website. Typically load restrictions are in place from mid February through May, but vary each year depending on actual moisture and weather conditions. The County uses the same guidelines, time frame and recommendations as the North Dakota Department of Transportation. Watch for official notices in the Bismarck Tribune each spring.


Some roads remain restricted all year with a 6 ton/axle (80,000 lbs max) load restriction and they are:
  • River Road (from Ward Road, north to State Hwy 1804)
  • 26th St NE (from 71st Ave, north to 123rd Ave)
  • Apple Creek Road (from Yegan Road, east to 158th St)
  • 227th Ave NE (from US Hwy 83, east to 26th St)

Normal Load Restriction Map

Normal (Non-Spring) Load Restriction Map (document)
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