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Before you travel, please check our highway conditions page or call 1-800-661-0750. If you are travelling the Dempster Highway (Highway 8) or the northern part of Highway 1, remember to check the ice crossing weight limits. Do not drive on closed winter roads or ice bridges.

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UPDATED LOAD ALLOWANCES

As of November 20, 2014 

NOTEAll NWT Highways are set to operate under normal conditions except for those listed below:

PUBLIC NOTICE – Highways Update

EFFECTIVE Monday Nov 24, 2014 at 0000 hours

The Department of Transportation has UPDATED seasonal load allowances on NWT highway system starting on Monday Nov 24, 2014 at 0000 hours. 

 

The Department of Transportation will lift Load Restrictions on all highways and community access roads.

The Department of Transportation will allow Winter Load Tolerances (WLT) as specified below on all NWT Highways.

 

NWT WINTER LOAD TOLERANCE – Specifications:

The ‘winter load tolerance’ allowance gives the trucking industry the opportunity to increase load capacity by 500 kg per axle not including steering axles.  This allowance does not permit for any accumulative overweight on: A-train, B-train, C-train or Super B-train truck and trailer configurations.  The table below gives estimates for the winter load tolerances.

Vehicle Configuration, with regulated weights

GVW, kg

WLT, kg

Single Axle Straight Truck

14,600

15,100

Tandem Axle Straight Truck

22,500

23,500

Tridem Axle Straight Truck

29,500

31,000

Straight Truck Combination Full Trailer

53,500

57,000

Tandem Axle Semi-Trailer/Truck Tractor

39,500

41,500

Tridem Axle Semi-Trailer/Truck Tractor

46,500

49,000

A-Train Truck and Trailer

53,500

53,500

A-Train Trailer

16,000

16,000

B-Train Truck and Trailer Combinations

63,500

63,500

C-Train Truck

58,500

58,500

C-Train Trailer

21,000

21,000

Highway System Information:

Please verify that your vehicle configuration conforms with the loading allowed under the registration documents and to the “Large Vehicle Control Regulations” available at:

http://www.justice.gov.nt.ca/PDF/REGS/MOTOR%20VEHICLES/Large%20Vehicle%20Control.pdf

The Department of Transportation will continue to monitor highway conditions, traffic flows and transportation issues for all regulations and other restrictions in order to best protect and preserve our vital Transportation Infrastructure.  Any updates to the allowable loads, if required will be announced by the Department on the Public Highway Information Service available toll free at: 1-800-661-0750.

Or on the internet at:

http://www.dot.gov.nt.ca/_live/pages/wpPages/home.aspx.

Issued: Wednesday Nov 20th, 2014 at 1700 hrs.


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