Spring road bans coming soon

Road bans will be in effect Tuesday, April 4 at 7 a.m.

Heavy vehicles must reduce axle weight to 75 per cent.

Last modified: March 28, 2023, 11:35 a.m.
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Every spring the weight for commercial vehicles and the goods they are carrying are restricted on the majority of County roads. This restriction protects our roads from damage.

Rural roads that are at 90% during summer, fall and winter change to 75% during Spring Road Bans.

Launch the spring road bans map

pdf version of the spring road bans map (1.4 MB) is available here.

Highways

Find information on provincial road bans affecting highways in Strathcona County on the Alberta Transportation website.

Frequent questions

Axle weights for agricultural use

Agricultural producers can now apply for a Road Use Agreement (RUA) that will allow 100 per cent axle weights outside of spring road bans on approved routes.

Getting started

  • Call Transportation Engineering and Operations at 780-417-7100 to apply for an annual Road Use Agreement.
  • Include specific route information with your application.

Axle weights throughout the year

February - March
  • Spring road bans are approaching
  • Call for approval to haul at 100 per cent
March - May
  • Spring road bans in effect
  • Weights will be lowered to 90 per cent initially
  • They will then be lowered again to 75 per cent
  • Call for approval to haul at 90 per cent
May - February
  • After spring road bans, weights will increase to 90 per cent

Further information:

Transportation Engineering and Operations
Phone: 780-417-7100
Submit a road ban inquiry

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Last updated: Tuesday, March 28, 2023
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