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Note: The Raw Forest products freeze up period is no longer in effect, for any areas.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: May 21, 2019


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, 2019 to April 30, 2019.

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, 2019 to May 31, 2019.

Effective May 21, 2019

When signs are posted, the following Highways will have a Reduced Load Limit for their ENTIRE length:


553     574     577     579     
636     651     652     668     810     

7036 -- Potter Road
7037 -- Hanna Road
7057 – Willard Lake Road
7069 – Sunshine Loop Road
7125 – Rockeries Road
Lac La Croix Rd. (Flanders Rd. South)

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

581     from Jct. 7181 north for 6 km to Remi Lake Provincial Park
583 S Town limits 4.1 kms south of Hwy 11 to its end
583 N From 3.6 km north of East Jct. of Hwy 11 northerly to the end
634     Cloutierville Road at 3.4 km. north of Hwy 11 to its end.
 


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, 2019 to June 30, 2019.

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

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

 


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