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.Last Updated: May 29, 2023
Raw Forest Products freeze up period
The Raw Forest products freeze up period is no longer in effect, for all areas
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.
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, 2023 to April 30, 2023.
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, 2023 to May 31, 2023.
Updated May 29, 2023 @ 12:01am
When signs are posted, the following Highways will have a Reduced Load Limit for their ENTIRE length:
Hwy 7036 - Potter Road
Hwy 7037 - Hanna Road
When signs are posted, the following Highways will have a Reduced Load Limit for these listed locations:
HIGHWAY NUMBER / LOCATION
Highway 581 Jct. Rimi Lake Road north for 6 km to Remi Lake Provincial Park
Highway 583 S From Hearst N Limits (3.6 km N of east Jct of Hwy 11) to end of Hwy
Highway 634 Cloutierville Road (3.4 km north of Hwy 11) to its end
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, 2023 to June 30, 2023.
Effective May 29, 2023 @ 12:01am
NEW LISKEARD AREA
Cairo & Alma Twp.
Lebel (Harvey) Kirkland
Lebel (King) Kirkland
Pacaud & Catharine
Rainbow Lake Road
Sheraton & Macklem
Nellie Lake (Aurora)
SAULT STE MARIE AREA
Aberdeen & McMahon
Aweres 1 S.L.B.
Fenwick, Pennefather & Vankoughnet
Gaudette & Hodgins
Patton & Montgomery
Vankoughnet & Aweres