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.

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

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

7036 - Potter Road sign posted
7037 - Hanna Road sign posted
7041 - Whitefish Falls Road sign posted
7042 - Old Wanup Road sign posted
7044 - Old Cartier Road sign posted
7045 - MacIntyre Road sign posted
7048 - Five Mile Dock Road sign posted
7057 - Willard Lake Road sign posted
7059 - Longbow Lake Road sign posted
7069 - Sunshine Loop Road sign posted
7172 - Young Street sign posted
7085 - 29 Hill sign posted
7088 - Havilland Shores Drive sign posted
7089 - Havilland Causeway Road sign posted
7090 - Harmony Beach Road sign posted
7102 - Dock Road sign posted
7104 - Ellek Road sign posted
7122 - Mill Lane Road sign posted
7125 - Rockeries Road sign posted
7140 - Benny Road sign posted
7152 - Golf Course Road sign posted
7171 - Raith sign posted
7172 - Young Street
7182 - Shebeshekong Road sign posted
Dumont Road sign posted
Nungesser Rd. sign posted
Lac La Croix Rd. (Flanders Rd. South) sign posted

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

Highway number Location Sign Status
129 16.2 km north of Jct. Hwy 554 to 48 km south of the south Jct. of Hwy 101 Posted
516 30.2 km north of Jct. 642 north to Hwy 599 Posted
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. Posted
520 Hwy 124, north to the Hamlet of Ardbeg Posted
522 From Jct. of Hwy 522 and East Road-North Road Wilson and Hardy Twps. Westerly to Hwy 69 Posted
523 Jct. Hwy 60 at Madawaska south to Hasting/Nipissing County boundary. Posted
527 0.1 km north of Jct Hwys 811 and 527 Posted
532 6.4 km north of Jct. Hwy 556 to end of Hwy 532 Posted
533 Hwy 656, northwest to Hwy 63 Posted
535 1.6 km north of Hwy 17 north to end Posted
539 0.5km north of Warren, north of Jct. Hwy 64 Posted
540 Hwy 540B (west entrance), west to Meldrum Bay Posted
542 Hwy 6, west to Jct. of Hwys 540 and 540B Posted
546 0.6 km north of Jct. Hwy 17 north to end of Hwy 546 Posted
548 Maple St. (Hilton Beach) south to southwest limits of Richard’s Landing Posted
551 The west Jct. of Hwy 542 south to Providence Bay Posted
556 Hwy 532 to Hwy 129 Posted
557 2.7 km north of Jct. Hwy 17 (Jct. of Granary Lake Rd.) north to end of Hwy 557 Posted
566 2.0 km west of the Montreal River at Matachewan to its end Posted
575 from Hwy 17 to a point 1 km south of the Jct of Hwy 64 Posted
581 from Jct. 7181 north for 6 km to Remi Lake Provincial Park Posted
583 S Town limits 4.1 kms south of Hwy 11 to its end Posted
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 Posted
589 9.6 km north of Jct. Hwy 591 north to end of Hwy 589 Posted
594 Hwy 502, west to Hwy 17 Posted
596 1 km north of Hwy 17A north to its end Posted
599 62 km north of Hwy 17, north-easterly to end of Hwy 599 Posted
600 0.5 km north of Hwy 11, to Jct. of Hwy 71 Posted
601 1.6 km north of Hwy 17 (west leg) to 5.0 km north of Hwy 17 (east leg) (Dryden Airport) Posted
608 1 km west of Hwy 61 west to Hwy 595 Posted
625 0.5 km south of Jct. 11, south to end of Hwy 625 Posted
634 Cloutierville Road at 3.4 km. north of Hwy 11 to its end. Posted
638 2.5 km north of east Jct. Hwy 17 north to 1.3 km east of west Jct. Hwy 17 Posted
643 700 m west of Hwy 584 to end of Hwy 643 Posted
657 0.8 km east of Hwy 105 easterly to its end Posted
7025 Shrine Hill Drive, From Jct. of Hwy 60 at Hillcrest Avenue north of Wilno, easterly 0.8km to Jct. of Hwy 60 Posted
7045 MacIntyre Road, from Hwy 17 north 1.5 km to Jct of Trout Lake Road Posted
7082 Jct. of Hwy 17 to the Regional Municipality of Walden Limits (4.6 km) Posted


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.


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 Posted
Bidwell Lake Posted
Eldee Posted
Ellsmere Posted
Laurier Posted
Lount Posted
Marten Lake Posted
Memesagamesing Posted
Mills & Hardy Posted
Patterson Posted
Phelps Posted
Pringle Posted
Tilden Lake Posted
Thorne Posted
Wilson & McConkey Posted
White Pine Posted
Wyse and Poitras Posted
Yellowstone Posted
Sudbury area Sign Status
Armstrong Lake Posted
Britt Posted
Burwash-Hendrie Posted
Cartier Posted
Chiniguchi R. Posted
Dawson Posted
Dill Secord Posted
Downes Lake Posted
Foster Truman Posted
Fourteen Mile Island Posted
Harris Lake Posted
Hess Posted
Kukagami Posted
Lang Lake Posted
Long Lake Posted
Lost Channel Posted
Ministic Lake Posted
Onaping Falls Posted
Red Deer Village Posted
Robinson Posted
Rock Lake Posted
Trout Lake N Posted
Wallbridge S Posted
Whiskey Lake Posted
Willisville Posted
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 Posted
Aweres 1 S.L.B. Posted
Aweres 2 S.L.B. Posted
Devil's Lake Posted
Devon Landing Posted
Esher-Como-Healy Posted
Fenwick, Pennefather & Vankoughnet Posted
Galbraith-Morin Posted
Garden Lake Posted
Gaudette & Hodgins Posted
Goulais Mission Posted
Havilland S.L.B. Posted
Hawk Junction Posted
Horseshoe Bay Posted
Kettle Lakes Posted
Northland Lake Posted
Patton & Montgomery Posted
Peace Tree Posted
Red Rock Posted
Sultan Posted
Tilley Posted
Vankoughnet & Aweres Posted
Vixen Lake Posted
Wabos Posted
Wharncliffe Posted
Thunder Bay area Sign Status
Armstrong Posted
Dawson Rd.- Goldie Posted
Devon Posted
Firehill Posted
Forbes Posted
Fowler Posted
Gorham Posted
Hardwick Posted
Hicks Lake Posted
Inwood Posted
Jacques Posted
Lybster Posted
Lyon Posted
Marks Posted
Mountain Bay Posted
Northern Light Lake Posted
Obonga Lake Posted
Perch Lake Posted
Polly Lake Posted
Sibley Posted
Stirling Posted
Strange Posted
Sunset Lake Posted
Upsala Posted
Ware Posted
White Sand Lake Posted
Kenora area Sign Status
Aubrey East Posted
Bears Passage Posted
Big Stone Bay Posted
Blindfold Lake Posted
Britton Posted
Clearwater Lake Posted
Colenso, Redvers E. & Wabigoon E. Posted
Cygnet Lake Rd. Posted
Dance Posted
Ena Lake Posted
Engineer Lake Rd. Posted
Eton Posted
Ghost Lake Posted
Gordon Lake Posted
Inglis Lake Posted
Ingolf Posted
Kendall Inlet Posted
Kenricia Posted
Kingsford Posted
Laclu Posted
Manitou Rapids FN Posted
McCallum Point Posted
McConnell Lake Posted
McIntosh Posted
McKenzie Portage Posted
Melgund Posted
Minaki Posted
Mine Centre Posted
Miscampbell Posted
Mutrie Posted
Nanicost Centre Posted
Nelles Posted
Nickel Lake Shores Posted
Pearson Landing Posted
Pellatt No. 2 Posted
Pickerel Lake Posted
Pratt Posted
Red Pine Ridge Posted
Redditt Posted
Reef Point Posted
Rowell Posted
Rugby Posted
Rush Bay-Woodchuck Bay Posted
Sherwood Lake Posted
Southshore Posted
Southwatten Posted
Southworth Posted
Spohn Posted
Spruce Lake Road Posted
Storm Bay Posted
Sutherland Posted
Tannis Lake (Gundy Lake) Posted
Van Horne Posted
Wabigoon Redvers West Posted
Wabigoon South East Posted
Wainwright Posted
War Eagle Posted
West Longbow Lake Posted
Zealand No. 1 Posted
Zealand No. 3 Posted

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