Transportation

Highway Advisories

Updated July 10, 2018  

1. HIGHWAY 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 JUNE 28, 2018): 

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 690
Highway 2 km 0 - km 49
Highway 3 km 0 - km 338
Highway 5 km 0 - km 266
Highway 6 km 0 - km 90
Highway 7 km 0 - km 254
All Community Access Roads
75% OF THE LEGAL AXLE WEIGHT (no overweight permits allowed): 
Highway 4 km 0 - km 69

Highway 10

NOTE: Only vehicles below 12,500 kg are permitted to use Highway 10.

km 0 - km 133.6

2. HAY RIVER PINE POINT BRIDGE REHABILITATION

The Hay River Pine Point Bridge will be rehabilitated between October 1, 2018 and October 31, 2019. During this period, traffic will be diverted through the nearby CN Bridge.



    The following restrictions will apply during construction:

    • Single lane traffic only
    • Width restriction of 4.5 meters. 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.
    • Speed restriction of 15 km/h; double fines will be applied.
    • Traffic delays lasting up to 15 minutes.

    For more information:

    3. FRANK CHANNEL BRIDGE

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

    In the meantime, drivers should expect traffic delays throughout the summer of 2018 as crews patch the bridge deck between August 15 and September 05, 2018.  

    During this period, the following restrictions will apply:

    • Single lane traffic only except between 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.
    • Width restriction of 3.5 meters from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Traffic delays lasting up to 15 minutes.
    • Speed restriction of 15 km/h; double fines will be applied.

    For more information: