Seasonal Loads


Under the Highway Traffic Act, the province enforces reduced load restrictions on trucks to protect Ontario's highways during spring thaw, when road damage is most likely to occur.

Note: The Raw Forest products freeze up period is no longer in effect for any areas (Last Updated: March 16, 2020)


Restriction on permits

All annual and project overweight permits are not valid on any highways unless otherwise specified on the permit during:

  • March and April in Southern Ontario

  • March, April and May in Northern Ontario

For purposes of this restriction, the province is divided, west to east, by:

  • a line formed by the Severn River to Regional Rd. 169

  • Regional Rd. 169 from Washago to Hwy. 12

  • Hwy. 12, from Regional Rd. 169 to Hwy. 7, north of Sunderland

  • Hwy. 7, from Hwy. 12 to Regional Rd. 7B at Carleton Place

  • Regional Rd. 7B to Hwy. 15

  • Regional Rd. 29 to Arnprior

Single trip permits, for moving of overloads on highways not designated in Schedules 1, 2 and 3, may be issued, but are subject to axle controls established by the Ministry of Transportation.


Reduced Loads

Schedule 1

Pursuant to the Highway Traffic Act, the ministry will impose reduced load limits for those designated parts of the King's Highways listed in Schedule 1, when appropriate, between March 1, 2020 to April 30, 2020.

None at this time.

Schedule 2

Pursuant to the Highway Traffic Act, the ministry will impose reduced load limits for those designated parts of the King's Highways listed in Schedule 2, when appropriate, between March 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020.

Effective March 20, 2020

When signs are posted, the following Highways will have a Reduced Load Limit for their ENTIRE length:
510                 524                 534                 525
528                 528A               529                 529A
538                 539A               540A               542A
553                 554                 558                 559
560                 560A               562                 563
564                 567                 568                 569
570                 571                 572                 573
574                 577                 579                 580
582                 585                 586                 587
591                 592                 593                 595
597                 602                 603                 605
607                 607A               609                 611
612                 613                 615                 617
619                 621                 624                 630
632                 636                 637                 639
641                 642                 645                 647
650                 651                 652                 665
667                 668                 670                 671
672                 673                 802                 804
805                 810                 811

7036 – Potter Road
7037 – Hanna Road
7041 – Whitefish Falls Road
7042 – Old Wanup Road
7044 – Old Cartier Road
7045 – MacIntyre Road
7048 – Five Mile Dock Road
7057 – Willard Lake Road
7059 – Longbow Lake Road
7069 – Sunshine Loop Road
7172 – Young Street
7085 – 29 Hill
7088 – Havilland Shores Drive
7089 – Havilland Causeway Road
7090 – Harmony Beach Road
7102 – Dock Road
7104 – Ellek Road
7122 – Mill Lane Road
7125 – Rockeries Road
7140 – Benny Road
7152 – Golf Course Road
7171 – Raith
7182 – Shebeshekong Road

Dumont Road

Nungesser Rd.
Lac La Croix Rd. (Flanders Rd. South)


Effective March 20, 2020
When signs are posted, the following Highways will have a Reduced Load Limit for these listed locations:

HIGHWAY NUMBER / LOCATION
129     16.2 km north of Jct. Hwy 554 to 48 km south of the south Jct. of Hwy 101
518     16 km east of Hwy 400/69 east to west limits of Sprucedale, and east of Kearney to the Twp. of Perry/Town of Kearney boundary
520     Hwy 124, north to the Hamlet of Ardbeg
522     Jct of 522 & E Rd/N Rd (Wilson/Hardy Twps) to Hwy 69
523     Jct. Hwy 60 at Madawaska south to Hasting/Nipissing County boundary
532     6.4 km north of Jct. Hwy 556 to end of Hwy 532
533     Hwy 656, northwest to Hwy 63
535     1.6 km north of Hwy 17 north to its end
539     0.5 km north of Warren, north to Jct. Hwy 64
540     Hwy 540B (west entrance), west to Meldrum Bay
542     Hwy 6, west to Jct. of Hwys 540 and 540B
546     0.6 km north of Jct. Hwy 17 north to end of Hwy 546
548     Maple St. (Hilton Beach) south to southwest limits of Richard's Landing
551     West Jct. of Hwy 542 south to Providence Bay
556     Hwy 532 to Hwy 129
557     2.7 km north of Jct. Hwy 17 (Jct. of Granary Lake Rd.) north to end of Hwy 557
566     2 km west of the Montreal River at Matachewan to its end
575     Hwy 17 to 1 km south of Jct. Hwy 64
581     Jct. Rimi Lake Road north for 6 km to Remi Lake Provincial Park
583     From Hearst N Limits (3.6 km N of east Jct of Hwy 11) to end of Hwy
583     Hearst Town S Limits, 4.1 km south of Hwy 11 to its end
634     Cloutierville Road (3.4 km north of Hwy 11) to its end
638     2.5 km north of east Jct. Hwy 17 (Rail Crossing), north to 1.3 km east of west Jct. Hwy 17
7025   From Jct. of Hwy 60 at Hillcrest Ave. north of Wilno, easterly 0.8 km to Jct. of Hwy 60
7082   Jct. of Hwy 17 to the Regional Municipality of Walden limits (4.6 km)
 


Schedule 3

Pursuant to the Highway Traffic Act, the ministry will impose reduced load limits for those designated parts of the King's Highways/Roads listed in Schedule 3, when appropriate, between March 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020.

Effective March 20, 2020
 
When signs are posted, the Highway/Roads within the following Territories will have a Reduced Load Limit:

NORTH BAY AREA
Ballantyne & Laurier
Bidwell Lake
Eldee
Ellsmere
Laurier
Lount
Marten Lake
Memesagamesing
Mills & Hardy
Patterson
Phelps
Pringle
Tilden Lake
Thorne
Wilson & McConkey
White Pine
Wyse and Poitras
Yellowstone
 
SUDBURY AREA
Armstrong Lake
Britt
Burwash-Hendrie
Cartier
Chiniguchi R.
Dawson
Dill Secord
Downes Lake
Foster Truman
Fourteen Mile Island
Harris Lake
Hess
Kukagami
Lang Lake
Long Lake
Lost Channel
Ministic Lake
Onaping Falls
Red Deer Village
Robinson
Rock Lake
Trout Lake N
Wallbridge S
Whiskey Lake
Willisville
 
NEW LISKEARD AREA
Anima Nipissing
Bayly Marter
Beauchamp
Biscotasing
Bourkes
Bryce
Cane
Cairo & Alma Twp.
Crystal Lake
Eby-Grenfell
Foleyet
Gogama
Henwood
Horwood
Ingram
Lebel (Harvey) Kirkland
Lebel (King) Kirkland
Lorraine Twp.
Marquis
Marter
Mattagami Twp.
Ossian
Otto
Pacaud & Catharine
Robillard
Savard
Sheraton & Macklem
Star Lake
Watabeag
 
COCHRANE AREA
Brower
Casgrain
Coppell/Kendall/Way
Departure Lake
Driftwood
Dunning
Fournier
Frederickhouse
Hallebourg
Hanlan
Hunta
Indian-Sand Lake
Kitigan
Nellie Lake (Aurora)
Norembega
Tunis
West Riverside

 
SAULT STE MARIE AREA
Aberdeen & McMahon
Aweres 1 S.L.B.
Aweres 2 S.L.B.
Devil’s Lake
Devon Landing
Esher-Como-Healy
Fenwick, Pennefather &  Vankoughnet
Galbraith-Morin
Garden Lake
Gaudette & Hodgins
Goulais Mission
Havilland S.L.B.
Hawk Junction
Horseshoe Bay
Kettle Lakes
Northland Lake
Patton & Montgomery
Peace Tree
Red Rock
Sultan
Tilley
Vankoughnet & Aweres
Vixen Lake
Wabos
Wharncliffe
  
THUNDER BAY AREA
Armstrong
Dawson Rd.- Goldie
Devon
Firehill
Forbes
Fowler
Gorham
Hardwick
Hicks Lake
Inwood
Jacques
Lybster
Lyon
Marks
Mountain Bay
Northern Light Lake
Obonga Lake
Perch Lake
Polly Lake
Sibley
Stirling
Strange
Sunset Lake
Upsala
Ware
White Sand Lake
 
KENORA AREA
Aubrey East
Bears Passage
Big Stone Bay
Blindfold Lake
Britton
Clearwater Lake
Colenso, Redvers E. & Wabigoon E.
Cygnet Lake Rd.
Dance
Ena Lake
Engineer Lake Rd.
Eton
Ghost Lake
Gordon Lake
Inglis Lake
Ingolf
Kendall Inlet
Kenricia
Kingsford
Laclu
Manitou Rapids FN                           
McCallum Point
McConnell Lake
McIntosh
  
KENORA AREA CONT.
McKenzie Portage
Melgund
Minaki
Mine Centre
Miscampbell
Mutrie
Nanicost Centre
Nelles
Nickel Lake Shores
Pearson Landing
Pellatt No. 2
Pickerel Lake
Pratt
Red Pine Ridge
Redditt
Reef Point
Rowell
Rugby
Rush Bay-Woodchuck Bay
Sherwood Lake
Southshore
Southwatten
Southworth
Spohn
Spruce Lake Road
Storm Bay
Sutherland
Tannis Lake (Gundy Lake)
Van Horne
Wabigoon Redvers West
Wabigoon South East
Wainwright
War Eagle
West Longbow Lake
Zealand No. 1
Zealand No. 3
 

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