A By-law to enforce periods of reduced vehicle loading is enforced on select County roads that may be susceptible to damage and street if exposed to heavy loading.  This is typically during the "spring break up" period when a road base is at its weakest condition as ground frost thaws and melts.

Load restrictions apply only when the signs are displayed on the roadway.  Signs are generally posted between March 1st and April 30th and will be removed when it is deemed that the restrictions are no longer needed.

Reduced Loads are in effect during this period on all, or a portion thereof, of each of the following County roads:

4, 7, 8, 11, 20, 21, 25, 26, 31, 32, 33, 37, 38, 41, 44, 46, 47, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 504 and 507.

Each road is signed accordingly.

Vehicles exceeding the 5 tonne per axle load restriction must take alternate routes or will be subject to penalties described in the Highway Traffic Act.

Section 122 of the Highway Traffic Act provides the County with the authority to pass by-laws to restrict axle loading to a maximum of 5 tonnes per axle in order to protect the integrity of the County's road network from damage.