Winter Weights - General Information
Winter Weights are effective November 16 and continue until March 14 of the following year. The period from November 16 to November 30 and the period from the last day in February until March 14 are subject to restrictions, if weather conditions remain or become too mild to allow for the additional weights.
Saskatchewan Highways may place weight restrictions on some provincial highways to maintain them at normal summer weights for these two week periods, if weather conditions don't allow for the increased weight.
Beginning December 29, winter weights will be in effect for the entire province, until the last day in February at which time restrictions may be imposed again until March 14th. On March 15th at 12:01 A.M. winter weights are no longer in effect and summer weights apply.
NOTE: Weights can be restricted at any time through Minister’s order should circumstances warrant.
For current status of Winter Weights in your area refer to the Road Restriction Map http://roadinfo.telenium.ca/sk/map_spring/ or call the Highway Hotline at 1-888-335-7623.
Winter weights are not based on a percentage of gross vehicle weight but rather on maximum gross weights on various axle configurations as defined in Chapter H-3.01 REG 2, Section 15(11) of The Highways and Transportation Act, 1999.
Winter weights apply to most provincial highways and municipal roads. There are some provincial highways and roads where the winter weights do not apply. Refer to Special Weight Restrictions on this website for further information.
Municipal roads are under the jurisdiction of the respective Rural Municipality and they have the authority to set limits at less than those on provincial highways. You should contact the respective rural municipality before hauling winter weights.