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 not in effect.

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

None at this time.

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, 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.

None at this time.

 

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.

REDUCED LOAD PERIOD

March 1st to June 30th, 2018

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

North Bay area Sign Status
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 Sign Status
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 Sign Status
Anima Nipissing Posted
Bayly Marter Posted
Beauchamp Posted
Biscotasing Posted
Bourkes Posted
Bryce Posted
Cane Posted
Cairo & Alma Twp. Posted
Crystal Lake Posted
Eby-Grenfell Posted
Foleyet Posted
Gogama Posted
Henwood Posted
Horwood Posted
Ingram Posted
Lebel (Harvey) Kirkland Posted
Lebel (King) Kirkland Posted
Lorraine Twp. Posted
Marquis Posted
Marter Posted
Mattagami Twp. Posted
Ossian Posted
Otto Posted
Pacaud & Catharine Posted
Robillard Posted
Savard Posted
Sheraton & Macklem Posted
Star Lake Posted
Watabeag Posted
Cochrane area Sign Status
Brower Posted
Casgrain Posted
Coppell/Kendall/Way Posted
Departure Lake Posted
Driftwood Posted
Dunning Posted
Fournier Posted
Frederickhouse Posted
Hallebourg Posted
Hanlan Posted
Hunta Posted
Indian-Sand Lake Posted
Kitigan Posted
Nellie Lake (Aurora) Posted
Norembega Posted
Tunis Posted
West Riverside Posted
Sault Ste Marie area Sign Status
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 Sign Status
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 Sign Status
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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