Overweight and/or Overdimensional Loads
No person, without first obtaining approval from the M.D., shall operate a vehicle, including any load that is carried on the vehicle, or is towed by the vehicle, that either exceeds the dimensions and/or weights prescribed by regulation; including any road ban or weight restriction prescribed by the M.D.
All overweight/overdimensional vehicles must obtain an Overweight/Overdimensional Vehicle Permit, including those requiring a Road Use Agreement.
A Road Use Agreement, approved by the Director of Operations, is additionally required for any overweight/overdimensional haul on an M.D. road comprised of more than ten (10) single directional trips per day.
A Road Use Agreement approved by Council is required for any haul on an M.D. road comprised of one hundred (100) or more overweight/overdimensional single directional trips in a thirty (30) day period.
Overweight/Overdimensional Vehicle 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:
Provincial TRAVIS permitting:
Central Permit Office at phone: 800-662-7138
Road Data Services permitting:
Service Rigs at 888-830-7623
Heavy Hauls at 888-444-9288
Drilling Rigs at 888-730-3745
Office hours are Monday to Sunday, 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
After hours available for additional fee
Although legal loads do not require M.D. approval, carriers are encouraged to work with the Roads Foreman for the installation of cautionary signage.
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. Wednesday , May 29, 2019
|Location||Plan Number||Axle Percentage|
|Jamieson Road||731169||90% Weights|
|Jamieson Road||1970 B.M||90% Weights|
|Courville Road||0010255||75% Weights|
|Richards Road||6068 JK||90% 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.