Transportation

Highway Advisories

Updated May 9, 2018  

1. SEASONAL WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS

Weight allowances will continue to be updated as required. Please verify that your vehicle configuration conforms with the loading allowed under the registration documents and to the “Large Vehicle Control Regulations” available here

INF will enforce these load allowances in order to best protect and preserve the NWT Highway System.  

CURRENT WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS

(AS OF MAY 7, 2018 AT 00:00 HOURS): 

NORMAL CONDITIONS (overweight permits allowed): 

Highway 8 km 0 - km 272.5
100% OF THE LEGAL AXLE WEIGHT (no overweight permits allowed): 
Highway 1 km 0 - km 188
Highway 2 km 0 - km 49
Highway 3 km 0 - km 338
Highway 5 km 0 - km 266
Highway 6 km 0 - km 90
Community Access Roads All access roads EXCEPT as noted below
75% OF THE LEGAL AXLE WEIGHT (no overweight permits allowed): 
Highway 4 km 0 - km 69
Highway 1 km 188 - km 690
Highway 7 km 0 - km 254
Highway 10 km 0 - km 133.6
Kakisa Access Road km 0 - km 12.9
Hay River Access Road km 0 - km 14.9

2. HAY RIVER PINE POINT BRIDGE REHABILITATION

    The Hay River Pine Point Bridge rehabilitation construction project will take place between October 1, 2018 and October 31, 2019. 

    During this period, traffic will be diverted through the old CN Bridge.

    The following restrictions will apply for the entire construction period:

    • Single Alternating lane – 4.5 meters maximum width available
    • Permit applications for over dimensioned and overweight loads will be assessed on a case by case basis but no loads wider than 4.5 metres will be permitted.
    • Construction zone speed in effect (15 km/hr)
    • One way alternating traffic flow will be managed by traffic signals at each end of the bridge.
    • Flag personnel will be on-site when manual traffic control is required for construction operations and emergency vehicles.
    • Intermittent traffic interruption up to 15 minutes will be required.
    • Observe reduced speed limits within the construction zone.  Double fines will be applied.
    • For any further information please call the road information line at 1-800-661-0750.

    3. FRANK CHANNEL BRIDGE

    The Department of Infrastructure is currently contemplating various options for upgrading the Frank Channel Bridge in order to meet current and projected traffic loads.

    At this point in time we do not envision any major restrictions on the bridge for 2018. The current legal weight and dimension limits remain in effect.

    Department will advise all carriers and the public of any restrictions well in advance.

    For more information, call the online services helpline at 1-866-225-3505 Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.