Overweight and/or Overdimensional Loads

Further to the M.D.’s Streets and Roads Bylaw 03/08, no person shall operate a vehicle in excess of the load limits or the size limits as legislated in the Commercial Vehicle and Weight Regulation, or in contravention of any prohibitions prescribed by the M.D. without first obtaining approval from the M.D. 

Any overweight/overdimensional haul on an M.D. road consisting of more than ten (10) single point to point vehicles/loads per day; or hundred (100) single point to point vehicles/loads in a thirty (30) day period requires a Road Use Agreement.  An Overweight/Overdimensional Permit is required for fewer overweight/overdimensional hauls not meeting these thresholds.

To apply for a Road Use Agreement, please submit a Road Use Agreement application to  the M.D.’s Operations Coordinator at ulrika.gillespie@mdbighorn.ca.

Overweight/Overdimensional Permits can be obtained through the Provincial TRAVIS (Transportation Routing and Vehicle Information System) permitting system or through Roadata Services Ltd in the following ways:

TRAVIS Multi-Jurisdiction

Road Data Services

Road Bans

Year-round road bans are applied on Jamieson Road, Courville Road and Richards Road.  More restrictive road bans are typically in effect approximately between March 15th and June 15th annually, and as seasonal/environmental conditions dictate.

Current Road Bans: Effective 8 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2018

LocationPlan NumberAxle Percentage
Jamieson Road73116990% Weights
Jamieson Road1970 B.M90% Weights
Courville Road001025575% Weights
Richards Road6068 JK90% Weights

Bridge Weight Restrictions

The M.D. will not normally permit any overweight load in excess of the following weight restrictions, or as otherwise posted:

  • Fallen Timber Creek Bridge 18/32/48
  • Ghost River Bridge (Richards Road) 19/21/23

The Waiparous Creek Bridge on Highway 40 is under the control and management of Alberta Transportation.