Seasonal Road Bans
Road bans lifted
Effective 7:00 a.m. Friday, May 26, 2017, Spring Road Bans are lifted in Strathcona County.
Axle-weight restrictions are back to 90% summer axle weights on the majority of Strathcona County roads.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Overweight is defined as the weight on an axle or axle group, or total gross weight, being more than that allowed under the Traffic Safety Act. More information on axle weights can be obtained from Provincial Highways at http://www.transportation.alberta.ca/2385.htm
Year-round road bans are in effect on all weight restricted rural roads in Strathcona County.
During the spring thaw, seasonal road bans are declared to protect our roads. Because seasonal road bans depend on road conditions, the dates vary from year-to-year but they typically run from March – June. During these months the posted axle weight on the majority of weight restricted roads is lowered to 75%.
Some roads have permanent weight restrictions that are not affected by seasonal road bans. See our road weight restrictions map here.
Do you have a project that will exceed 5 loaded trips to the same destination(s) or project? If the answer is YES, you will need an RUA. If the answer is NO, you do not require an RUA.
However, if any of your loads are over the posted axle weight or is over-dimensional you will need to get a TRAVIS permit. Strathcona County will need to approve this permit before you can travel on County roads.
Yes, RUA’s are required all year round.
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