Transportation

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COVID-19 Travel Information

Those who are not exempted under the public health orders are not allowed to travel within the NWT.

Checkpoints have been established at most highway border locations in the NWT. Each location has different restrictions. 

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Road Legend
Mackenzie Highway
Hay River Highway
Yellowknife Highway
Ingraham Trail
Fort Smith Highway
Fort Resolution Highway
Liard Highway
Dempster Highway
Tuktoyaktuk Highway
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Travel Notices

Updated July 8, 2020 

Highway 1 (kilometre 324.8): Trout River Bridge

May 1, 2020 - November 15,  2020

  • Single lane traffic only (alternating flow).
  • Maximum vehicle width of 3 metres.
  • No wide or overweight loads during the deck rehabilitation.
  • Traffic signals and flag people in use.
  • Intermittent road closures lasting up to 30 minutes.
  • Double speeding fines in the construction zone.

Highway 1 (kilometre 411.2): Jean Marie River Bridge

Effective August 22, 2020

  • Single lane traffic only (alternating flow).
  • Drivers must yield to oncoming traffic.
  • Reduced speed limit of 40 km/h.

Highway 5 (kilometre 2.2): Hay River to Pine Point Bridge

July 4, 2020 - August 30, 2020

  • Traffic detour bridge in use (maximum vehicle width of 4.5 metres).
  • Single lane traffic only (alternating flow).
  • Reduced speed limit of 40 km/h.
  • Commercial carriers should verify conditions by contacting the weigh scales at (867) 984-3341 or 1-800-661-0750
  • Traffic signals and flag people in use.
  • Double speeding fines in the construction zone.

Seasonal Weight Restrictions

Effective June 24, 2020


No weight restrictions:

  • Highway 8  
    km 0 – km 272.5

  • Highway 10             
    km 0 – km 133.6

100% legal axle weight:                  

  • Highway 1  
    km 0 – km 690

  • Highway 2  
    km 0 – km 49

  • Highway 3  
    km 0 – km 338

  • Highway 5  
    km 0 – km 61

  • Highway 6  
    km 0 – km 90

  • Highway 7  
    km 0 – km 254
75% legal axle weight:                     
  • Highway 4  
    km 0 – km 69

  • Highway 5  
    km 61 – km 266 

Effective August 13, 2020 


No weight restrictions:

  • Highway 8   
    km 0 – km 272.5

  • Highway 10              
    km 0 – km 133.6

100% legal axle weight:                   

  • 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
75% legal axle weight:                      
  • Highway 4   
    km 0 – km 69