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, including TAC permits.

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.

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. 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 - see TRAVIS login page here and TRAVIS FAQ page here - or Roadata Services Ltd. 

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

Road Weight Restrictions (Road Bans) 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):

LocationPercent Ban (based on Seasonal axle weight)
Chestermere Boulevard100%
Range Road 282 between Township Rd 240 and WID Canal50%
Range Road 284 between Township Rd 240 and Chestermere Blvd50%
Paradise Road South between TransCanada Highway and Windermere Drive75%
Rainbow Road North (1.5km section) south of the TransCanada Highway75%
Rainbow Road South between Township Road 240 and Rainbow Falls Gate (See Bridge Restriction below)75%

Bridge Restriction on Rainbow Road South at the canal:

  • Single (CS1) – 8,000 kgs maximum
  • Semi (CS2) – 13,000 kgs maximum
  • Truck Train (CS3) – 19,000 kgs maximum

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.