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.
 
Northeastern Region Reduced Load Restrictions & Local Road Boards (PDF - 1.02 MB)
Northwestern Region - Load Restricted Areas (PDF - 1.28 MB)

Last Updated: May 22, 2018:


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, 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.

 

Updated May 22, 2018


When signs are posted, the following Highways will have a Reduced Load Limit for their ENTIRE length:
560     560A    652    562     665 
525      564    668    567     568
624     671     569    672     570
673     571     636    572     603
804     573     605    641     574
642     810     577    607A    811
558     579     609    647     580
650
 
7036 -- Potter Road                       
7037 - Hanna Road
7172 -- Young Street
7048 -- Five Mile Dock Road     
7152 -- Golf Course Road  
      
Dumont Rd                    
Nungesser Road

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

HIGHWAY NUMBER / LOCATION
516     30.2 km north of Jct. 642 north to Hwy 599
527     0.1 km north of Jct Hwys 811 and 527
566     2.0 km west of the Montreal River at Matachewan to its end
581     From Jct. 7181 north for 6 km to Remi Lake Provincial Park
583 S  Town limits 4.1 km south of Hwy 11 to its end
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
601     1.6 km north of Hwy 17 (west leg) to 5.0 km north of Hwy 17 (east leg) (Dryden Airport)
625    0.5 km south of Jct. 11, south to end of Hwy 625
634     Cloutierville Road at 3.4 km north of hwy 11 to its end
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 0.8 km to Jct. of Hwy 60
7045   MacIntyre Road, from Hwy 17 north 1.5 km to Jct of Trout Lake Road


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.


Updated May 22, 2018
 
When signs are posted, the Highway/Roads within the following Territories will have a Reduced Load Limit:

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
 
Thunder Bay Area
Armstrong
Dawson Rd. - Goldie
Devon
Firehill
Forbes
Fowler
Gorham
Hardwick
Hicks Lane
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 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
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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