These Travel Alerts provide general information only. For more detailed information, please visit our Road Conditions page, or call 1-800-661-0750. You can also visit our Ferry information page and our Winter and Ice Road information page.
Information on Yukon's highway system, including Yukon's portion of the Dempster Highway, can be found here.
Highways Road Bans Alert and Winter Load Tolerances Update
UPDATE EFFECTIVE Tuesday April 15th, 2014 at 1200 hours
The Department of Transportation has UPDATED the Winter Load Tolerances (WLT) on all NWT highways.
The Winter Load Tolerances (WLT) will cease to be in effect commencing Tuesday Apr 15th, 2014 at 1200 hours.
The Department of Transportation is closely monitoring the road surface conditions to carefully manage the expected reduction in the load bearing capacity due to the approaching spring thaw season. The saturated road structure may warrant the application of road bans and load restrictions on the NWT highway system. We anticipate that the restrictions may affect all the Regions.
The Department of Transportation will continue to monitor the spring thaw and anticipates further updates on seasonal load allowances with possible changes on or about April 22nd, 2013.
Mackenzie Valley Winter Road
Alerts - General Announcement for the closure of the Mackenzie Valley winter road
All winter roads are now closed for the season.
Fort Simpson Region Winter Roads
The Liard ice crossing is open to traffic 64,000 kg. The ice crossing at the Liard River will be closed to cars and light 2 wheel drive vehicles at midnight on Friday April 18, 2014 The crossing will remain open to high clearence vehicles 4x4 and large commercial vehicles until conditions deteriorate further.
The N'dulee ice crossing is open to traffic 64,000 Kg's. The ice crossing at the Ndulee Crossing will be closed to cars and light 2 wheel drive vehicles at midnight on Friday April 18, 2014 The crossing will remain open to high clearence vehicles 4x4 and large commercial vehicles until conditions deteriorate further.
The Nahanni Butte ice crossing is closed for the season.
EFFECTIVE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
- Km. 55.7 Hwy 5 Buffalo River Bridge posted single lane bridge with speed reduced to 40 km/h for legal loading. Yield to oncoming traffic.
- Km. 2.2 Hwy 5 Hay River to Pine Point Bridge posted at 40 km/h for legal loading
- Km. 243.8 Hwy 3 Frank Channel Bridge posted at 40 km/h for legal loading.
DEH CHO BRIDGE
- Work crews and equipment are present - obey all signs and signals.
- Km. 521.7 Hwy 1 - Culvert Replacement. Detour in place
REMEMBER, speed fines double in construction zones.
- Km. 211.5 Hwy 7 - single lane bridge in place. Yield to oncoming traffic
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”.
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.