Spring Road Restrictions - General Information
Official Spring Restriction Orders are issued every Tuesday and Friday (with the exception of Good Friday) by 12:30 p.m. (CST) during the ban period. Spring road restrictions are dependent on weather. Typically restrictions start in the first week of March, generally in the southwest of the province, and the remainder follow over a two or three week period. When restrictions are implemented, they may be in place for up to six weeks. Restrictions may change with 48 hours notice. If a prolonged cold spell occurs during the restriction season, they may be removed until conditions warrant their implementation again.
Spring Load Restrictions - on affected highways
The maximum load on steering axles is 10 kg per millimetre (560 lb. per inch) width of tire (manufacturer's stamped dimensions), to a maximum of 3 000 kg (6 612 lb.) on each wheel but to a maximum of 5 500 kg (12 120 lb.) on the steering axle; except for straight trucks on primary highways which are allowed up to a maximum of 7 250 kg on the steering axle with the appropriate tire size.
Maximum loads on all other wheels will be limited to 6.25 kg/mm (350 lb. per inch) width of tire to a maximum loading of 1 650 kg per wheel (3,636 lb.)
The 15 km rule for hauling primary weights from a primary highway onto an adjoining secondary highway does not apply to highways which:
Provincial Highway Hotline Numbers-recorded information