Road Weight Restrictions

Restrictions to Prevent Road Damage

 

The City imposes road weight restrictions to prevent damage to our roads.

It is the operators’ responsibility to be aware of road restrictive weights. Road restrictions may be changed without notice.

As of February 3, 2020, permission may be requested for overweight/over-dimensional non-divisible loads (for example: concrete pumps, cranes) directly through TRAVIS. Information about TRAVIS may be found here and here.

Email permits for overweight/over-dimensional loads will no longer be issued after March 1, 2020. Annual permits issued for 2020 expired on March 1, 2020.

After March 1, 2020, permits for non-divisible overweight/over-dimensional loads will only be approved through TRAVIS.

The City is working on partnering with a permitting agent. More information will be available soon. 

If you are able to break down your loads (for example: water, pipes, gravel trucks, concrete mixers), a permit is not required. All current road bans within the City must be adhered to.
  1. Road Weight Restrictions In Effect
  2. Truck Routes
  3. Resources

Road Weight Restrictions in Effect

Please see below for the most up to date restrictions:

Effective May 26, 2019

All local roads are 90% of seasonal axle weight
(except as listed below):

  • Chestermere Boulevard..................................................................................100% of seasonal axle weight.
  • Range Rd 281 south of Township Rd 240.........................................................50% of seasonal axle weight.
  • Range Rd 282 between Township Rd 240 and WID Canal...............................50% of seasonal axle weight.
  • Range Rd 284 between Township Rd 240 & Chestermere Blvd........................50% of seasonal axle weight.
  • Township Road 240 from Range Road 282 east to Chestermere Boundary......50% of seasonal axle weight. - due to construction
  • Paradise Road....................................................................................................75% of seasonal axle weight.
  • Rainbow Road South between Township Road 240 and Rainbow Falls Gate...75% of seasonal axle weight.
    • See Bridge Restrictions Below.

Bridge Restriction on Rainbow Road South at the canal:

  • Single (CS1) – 8 tonnes
  • Semi (CS2) – 13 tonnes
  • Truck Train (CS3) – 19 tonnes

See the Resources tab for more information about bridge weight restrictions.

Weight restrictions are as follows:

  • Steering axles on tractors 5,500 kgs maximum
  • Steering axles on trucks 7,300 kgs maximum
  • Single axles 9,100 kgs maximum
  • Tandems 17,000 kgs maximum
  • Tridems on LOCAL ROADS 17,000 kgs maximum according to section 9(1)(f)(ii) of the Commercial Vehicle Dimension and Weight Regulations Alberta Regulation 315/2002.