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Ontario Frost Laws, Seasonal Load Weight and Speed Restrictions – 2022

2022 FROST LAWS UPDATE

Raw Forest Products freeze up period

The Raw Forest products freeze up period is no longer in effect, for all areas.

Restriction on permits

All annual and project overweight permits are not valid on any highways unless otherwise specified on the permit during:

  • March and April in Southern Ontario
  • March, April and May in Northern Ontario

For purposes of this restriction, the province is divided, west to east, by:

  • A line formed by the Severn River to Regional Rd. 169
  • Regional Rd. 169 from Washago to Hwy. 12
  • Hwy. 12, from Regional Rd. 169 to Hwy. 7, north of Sunderland
  • Hwy. 7, from Hwy. 12 to Regional Rd. 7B at Carleton Place
  • Regional Rd. 7B to Hwy. 15
  • Regional Rd. 29 to Arnprior

Single trip permits, for moving of overloads on highways not designated in Schedules 1, 2 and 3, may be issued, but are subject to axle controls established by the Ministry of Transportation.


Reduced Loads

Schedule 1

Pursuant to the Highway Traffic Act, the ministry will impose reduced load limits for those designated parts of the King's Highways listed in Schedule 1, when appropriate, between March 1, 2022 to April 30, 2022.

None at this time.

Schedule 2

Pursuant to the Highway Traffic Act, the ministry will impose reduced load limits for those designated parts of the King's Highways listed in Schedule 2, when appropriate, between March 1, 2022 to May 31, 2022.

Effective March 26, 2022 @ 12:01am

When signs are posted, the following Highways will have a Reduced Load Limit for their ENTIRE length:
 

510    524    528    528A
529    529A    534    538
539A    540A    542A    553
554    558    559    560A
562    563    564    567
568    569    570    571
572    573    574    577
579    592    607    607A
612    624    630    632
636    639    645    650
651    652    667    668
670    672    805    810

Hwy 7041 - Whitefish Falls Road
Hwy 7042 - Old Wanup Road
Hwy 7044 - Old Cartier Road
Hwy 7045 - MacIntyre Road
Hwy 7085 - 29 Hill
Hwy 7088 - Havilland Shores Drive
Hwy 7089 - Havilland Causeway Road
Hwy 7090 - Harmony Beach Road
Hwy 7122 - Mill Lane Road
Hwy 7140 - Benny Road
Hwy 7152 - Golf Course Road
Hwy 7172 - Young Street
Hwy 7182 - Shebeshekong Road
Dumont Road

When signs are posted, the following Highways will have a Reduced Load Limit for these listed locations:
 
Highway 129    16.2 km north of Jct. Hwy 554 to 48 km south of the south Jct. of Hwy 101
Highway 518    16 km east of Hwy 400/69 east to west limits of Sprucedale, and east of Kearney to the Twp. of Perry/Town of Kearney boundary
Highway 520    Hwy 124, north to the Hamlet of Ardbeg
Highway 522    Jct of 522 & E Rd/N Rd (Wilson/Hardy Twps) to Hwy 69
Highway 532    6.4 km north of Jct. Hwy 556 to end of Hwy 532
Highway 533    Hwy 656, northwest to Hwy 63
Highway 535    1.6 km north of Hwy 17 north to its end
Highway 539    0.5 km north of Warren, north to Jct. Hwy 64
Highway 540    Hwy 540B (west entrance), west to Meldrum Bay
Highway 542    Hwy 6, west to Jct. of Hwys 540 and 540B
Highway 546    0.6 km north of Jct. Hwy 17 north to end of Hwy 546
Highway 548    Maple St. (Hilton Beach) south to southwest limits of Richard's Landing
Highway 551    West Jct. of Hwy 542 south to Providence Bay
Highway 556    Hwy 532 to Hwy 129
Highway 557    2.7 km north of Jct. Hwy 17 (Jct. of Granary Lake Rd.) north to end of Hwy 557
Highway 566    2 km west of the Montreal River at Matachewan to its end
Highway 575    Hwy 17 to 1 km south of Jct. Hwy 64
Highway 581    Jct. Rimi Lake Road north for 6 km to Remi Lake Provincial Park
Highway 583 S    From Hearst N Limits (3.6 km N of east Jct of Hwy 11) to end of Hwy
Highway 634    Cloutierville Road (3.4 km north of Hwy 11) to its end
Highway 638    2.5 km north of east Jct. Hwy 17 (Rail Crossing), north to 1.3 km east of west Jct. Hwy 17
Highway 7082    Jct. of Hwy 17 to the Regional Municipality of Walden limits (4.6 km)

 

Schedule 3

Pursuant to the Highway Traffic Act, the ministry will impose reduced load limits for those designated parts of the King's Highways/Roads listed in Schedule 3, when appropriate, between March 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022.

Effective March 21, 2022 @ 12:01am

When signs are posted, the Highway/Roads within the following Territories will have a Reduced Load Limit:

NORTH BAY AREA

Ballantyne & Laurier
Bidwell Lake
Eldee
Ellsmere
Laurier
Lount
Marten Lake
Memesagamesing
Mills & Hardy
Patterson
Phelps
Pringle
Tilden Lake
Thorne
Wilson & McConkey
White Pine
Wyse and Poitras
Yellowstone

SUDBURY AREA

Armstrong Lake
Britt
Burwash-Hendrie
Cartier
Chiniguchi R.
Dawson
Dill Secord
Downes Lake
Foster Truman
Fourteen Mile Island
Harris Lake
Hess
Kukagami
Lang Lake
Long Lake
Lost Channel
Madawanson 
Ministic Lake
Onaping Falls
Red Deer Village
Robinson
Rock Lake
Trout Lake N
Wallbridge S
Whiskey Lake 
Willisville

NEW LISKEARD AREA

Anima Nipissing
Bayly Marter
Beauchamp
Biscotasing
Bourkes
Bryce
Cane
Cairo & Alma Twp.
Crystal Lake
Eby-Grenfell
Foleyet
Gogama
Henwood
Horwood
Ingram
Lebel (Harvey) Kirkland
Lebel (King) Kirkland
Lorraine Twp.
Marquis
Marter
Mattagami Twp.
Ossian
Otto
Pacaud & Catharine
Robillard
Rainbow Lake Road
Savard
Sheraton & Macklem
Star Lake
Watabeag

COCHRANE AREA

Brower
Casgrain
Coppell/Kendall/Way
Departure Lake
Doyle
Driftwood
Dunning
Fournier
Frederickhouse
Hallebourg
Hanlan
Hunta
Indian-Sand Lake
Kitigan
Nellie Lake (Aurora)
Norembega
Tunis
West Riverside 

SAULT STE MARIE AREA

Aberdeen & McMahon
Aweres 1 S.L.B.
Aweres
Caverly
Dalmas 
Devil’s Lake
Devon Landing
Esher-Como-Healy
Fenwick, Pennefather & Vankoughnet
Galbraith-Morin
Garden Lake
Gaudette & Hodgins
Goulais Mission
Havilland
Hawk Junction
Horseshoe Bay
Kettle Lakes
Northland Lake
Patton & Montgomery
Peace Tree
Red Rock
Robinson
Sultan
Tilley
Vankoughnet & Aweres
Vixen Lake 
Wabos
WharncliffeNone at this time.

Example of Spring Weight Restrictions for Ontario

5 tonnes (5,000kg) per axle where posted

Down from normal Highway Traffic Act standards

Ontario Load Restrictions (During Spring Thaw):

http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/trucks/load-restrictions.shtml

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