Load restrictions

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 in effect, for the indicated areas.

Northeastern Region Reduced Load Restrictions & Local Road Boards (PDF - 1.02 MB)

Northwestern Region - Load Restricted Areas (PDF - 1.28 MB)

Raw Forest Products freeze up period

The Raw Forest products freeze up period is in effect, for the following areas:

ZONE 1A

North of a line drawn through the following points:

  1. Highway 71 - at its intersection 54.5 kilometres north of the Junction of Highway 11 and Highway 71.
  2. Highway 502 - immediately south of its intersection with Cedar Narrows Road.
  3. Highway 622 - at its intersection 63 kilometres north of Junction Highway 11B and Highway 622.
  4. Highway 17 - at the south limits of the village of Upsala.
  5. Highway 527 - at its intersection with the Eaglehead Lake Road.
  6. Highway 11 - at Orient Bay, due east to the westerly Algoma District Boundary.
  7. Highway 11 - at its intersection approximately 2 kilometres west of the Pagwachuan River.

And following north of Highway 11 to the 50th degree north latitude, then due east to the Quebec/Ontario border.

ZONE 1B

South of a line drawn through the following points:

  1. Highway 71 - at its intersection 54.5 kilometres north of the Junction of Highway 11 and Highway 71.
  2. Highway 502 - immediately south of its intersection with Cedar Narrows Road.
  3. Highway 622 - at its intersection 63 kilometres north of Junction Highway 11B and Highway 622.
  4. Highway 17 - at the south limits of the village of Upsala.
  5. Highway 527 - at its intersection with the Eaglehead Lake Road.
  6. Highway 11 - at Orient Bay, due east to the westerly Algoma District Boundary.
  7. Highway 17 - at its intersection 6 kilometres west of Highway 631.

And following southerly along the westerly Algoma District Boundary to Lake Superior.

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.

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, 2017 to April 30, 2017.

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, 2017 to May 31, 2017.

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

510 553 570 591 612 642 673
524 554 571 592 613 645 802
534 558 572 593 615 647 804
525 559 573 595 617 650 805
528 560 574 597 619 651 810
528A 560A 577 602 621 652 811
529 562 579 603 624 665  
529A 563 580 605 630 667  
538 564 582 607 632 668  
539A 567 585 607A 636 670  
540A 568 586 609 639 671  
542A 569 587 611 641 672  

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
7172 - Young Street
7182 - Shebeshekong Road


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

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
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
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 0.8km to Jct. of Hwy 60
7045 MacIntyre Road, from Hwy 17 north 1.5 km to Jct of Trout Lake Road
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, 2017 to June 30, 2017.

REDUCED LOAD PERIOD

March 1st to June 30th, 2017

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
  • 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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