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Note: The Raw Forest products freeze up period is no longer in effect, for any areas.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 20, 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.
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.
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 March 20, 2019 @ 11:59pm
When signs are posted, the following Highways will have a Reduced Load Limit for their ENTIRE length:
540 540A 542 542A 551 525 580 582 585 586 587 591 593 595 597 602 611 613 615 617 619 621 641 642 647 665 671 673 802 804 811
7048–Five Mile Dock Rd. 7102-Dock Rd.
7057-Willard Lake Rd 7104-Ellek Rd
7059-Longbow Lake Rd 7125-Rockeries Rd
7069-Sunshine Loop Rd. 7171-Raith
Lac La Croix Rd (Flanders Rd. South)
When signs are posted, the following Highways will have a Reduced Load Limit for these listed locations:
516 30.2 km north of Jct. 642 north to Hwy 599
527 0.1 km north of Jct Hwys 811 and 527
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)
608 1 km west of Hwy 61 west to Hwy 595
625 0.5 km south of Jct Hwy 11, south to end of Hwy 625
643 700 m west of Hwy 584 to end of Hwy 643
657 0.8 km east of Hwy 105 easterly 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, 2019 to June 30, 2019.
When signs are posted, the Highway/Roads within the following Territories will have a Reduced Load Limit:
THUNDER BAY AREA
Dawson Rd.- Goldie
Northern Lights Lake
White Sand Lake
Big Stone Bay
Colenso, Redvers E. & Wabigoon E.
Cygnet Lake Rd.
Engineer Lake Rd.
Manitou Rapids FN
Nickel Lake Shores
Pellatt No. 2
Red Pine Ridge
Rush Bay-Woodchuck Bay
Spruce Lake Road
Tannis Lake (Gundy Lake)
Wabigoon Redvers West
Wabigoon South East
West Longbow Lake
Zealand No. 1
Zealand No. 3