Overweight permits may be issued by the City of Edmonton to carriers whose loads are permanent and non-divisible.
Restricted roadways are posted with signs showing the required axle weight reduction (expressed as a percentage of the licensed axle weight). Consult the Road Bans Listing for current load bans and prohibitions; bans are reviewed seasonally and annually.
A spring road ban comes into effect on March 1 and expires on June 1 each year unless a shorter period is designated
A seasonal road ban comes into effect on March 1 and expires on December 17 each year unless a shorter period is designated
An annual road ban is from January 1 to December 31 (unless otherwise noted)
Note: Exemptions will not be issued for any road bans.
Roads with thin pavement, oiled roads and some gravel roads must be protected by reducing allowable axle weights. A vehicle on a highway is subject to a road ban if the weight of the carrying axle or axle group of the vehicle exceeds the specified percentage axle weight imposed by the road ban.
Restricted Posted Bridges
A permit is required when the posted weight of a bridge is exceeded and/or an axle grouping exceeds its legal weight.