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 Reduced Load period is in effect, for the indicated areas below.
 
Northeastern Region Reduced Load Restrictions & Local Road Boards (PDF - 1.02 MB)
Northwestern Region - Load Restricted Areas (PDF - 1.28 MB)

Last Updated: April 18, 2018:


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, 2018 to April 30, 2018.

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, 2018 to May 31, 2018.

 

Updated April 18, 2018


When signs are posted, the following Highways will have a Reduced Load Limit for their ENTIRE length:
510     524     525     534     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    639     641     645         650       651       
652      665     667    668   670     671     672         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       
7104 -- Ellek Road                          7125 -- Rockeries Road
7172 – Young Street                       
7085 – 29 Hill                                 7088 – Havilland Shores Drive   
7089 – Havilland Causeway Road  7090 – Harmony Beach Road     
7102 -- Dock Road                         7122 – Mill Lane Road                  
7140 – Benny Road                       7152 – Golf Course Road             
7171 -- Raith                                   7182 – Shebeshekong Road
Dumont Road
Lac La Croix Rd (Flanders Rd South)
Nungesser Road

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
516     30.2 km north of Jct. 642 north to Hwy 599
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     From Jct. of Hwy 522 and East Road-North Road Wilson and Hardy Twps. Westerly to Hwy 69
523     Jct. Hwy 60 at Madawaska south to Hasting/Nipissing County boundary
527     0.1 km north of Jct Hwys 811 and 527
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 end
539     0.5km north of Warren, north of 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     The 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     2.0 km west of the Montreal River at Matachewan to its end
575     From Hwy 17 to a point 1 km south of the Jct of Hwy 64 
581     From Jct. 7181 north for 6 km to Remi Lake Provincial Park
582 S  Town limits 4.1 km south of Hwy 11 to its end
583 N  From 3.6 km north of East Jct of Hwy 11 northerly to the end
588     1.6 km south of Hwy 11/17, west to end of Hwy 588
589     9.6 km north of Jct. Hwy 591 north to end of Hwy 589
594     Hwy 502, west to Hwy 17
596     1 km north of Hwy 17A north to its end
599     62 km north of Hwy 17, north-easterly to end of Hwy 599
600     0.5 km north of Hwy 11, to Jct. of Hwy 71
601     1.6 km north of Hwy 17 (west leg) to 5.0 km north of Hwy 17 (east leg) (Dryden Airport)
608     1 km west of Hwy 61 west to Hwy 595
634     Cloutierville Road at 3.4 km north of hwy 11 to its end
638     2.5 km north of east Jct. Hwy 17 north to 1.3 km east of west Jct. Hwy 17
643     700 m west of hwy 584 to end of Hwy 643
657     0.8 km east of Hwy 105 easterly to its end
7025   Shrine Hill Drive, from Jct of Hwy 60 at Hillcrest Avenue 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, 2018 to June 30, 2018.


Updated April 18, 2018
 
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 Lane
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 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
McKenzie Portage
Melgund
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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