Road Weight Restrictions

Permits may be obtained through Roadata Serivces Ltd. Please contact them by phone at 1-888-444-9288 or visit their website for all inquires about overweight/over-dimensional permits.

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

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

If you are able to break down your loads (for example: water, pipes, tiles, gravel, fill, concrete mixers, solid waste), a permit is not required. All current road bans within the City must be adhered to.

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

After March 1, 2020, permits for non-divisible overweight/over-dimensional loads will only be approved through Roadata Services Ltd. or TRAVIS - see TRAVIS login page here and TRAVIS FAQ page here.

  1. Road Weight Restrictions
  2. Commercial Truck Permits
  3. Truck Routes
  4. FAQs

Road Weight Restrictions (Road Bans) in Effect

Effective June 3, 2021 

Current City of Chestermere Road Ban Order

The City follows Alberta Transportation's seasonal axle weight schedule. Visit the Road Restrictions and Bans page on alberta.ca for information regarding road ban seasons including the provincial frost/thaw contour map. 

Seasonal changes to road bans in Alberta and Chestermere are weather and frost-dependent

All weights are in reference to Alberta Transportation's seasonal axle weights. Visit the alberta.ca website for more details. 

Roadata Services Ltd. also provides weight charts based on 75% and 90% bans on their website.

LOCATIONPERCENTAGE AXLE WEIGHTS
All local roads (except as listed below)90%
Chestermere Boulevard100%
Rainbow Road between Chestermere Blvd and Rainbow Falls Gate100%
Rainbow Road between Rainbow Falls Gate and Township Road 240 (see bridge restriction)
50%
Rainbow Road North (1.5km section) south of TransCanada Highway 1
75%
Paradise Road
75%
Range Road 281 South of Township Road 24050%
Range Road 282 between Township Road 240 and WID Canal90%
Range Road 284 Between Chestermere Blvd and Township Road 24050%
Township Road 240 from Range Road 282 to Eastern Chestermere Boundary (due to construction)90%

Bridge Restriction - Rainbow Road:

  • Single (CS1) – 8 Tons Gross Vehicle Weight
  • Semi (CS2) – 13 Tons Gross Vehicle Weight
  • Truck Train (CS3) –  19 Tons Gross Vehicle Weight

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

WEIGHT RESTRICTIONSWEIGHT MAXIMUM (KILOGRAMS)
Steering Axles on Tractors5,500 kg
Steering Axles on Trucks7,300 kg
Single Axles9,100 kg
Tandems17,000 kg
Tridem Axle group with an axle spread of 2.4 - 3.0 meters21,000 kg
Tridem Axle group with an axle spread of 3.0 - 3.7 meters24,000 kg

All weights according to Section 9(1)(f)(ii) of the Commercial Vehicle Dimension and Weight Regulations Alberta Regulation 315/2002.

Annual TAC permits are no longer required by the City of Chestermere after January 1, 2021.

  • Single Trip permits are required for overweight and/or over-dimensional loads which cannot be broken down to meet road bans.
  • Permits are available through Roadata Service Ltd.