Half Load Season


On Monday, February 5, 2024, the reduced load limit period will be in effect for the Township of Tyendinaga. 

In order to protect roads from damage caused by heavy vehicles, the Township of Tyendinaga enforces a half load season during the spring thaw. This applies to all roads within the Township of Tyendinaga with the exception of Shannonville Rd from Chisholm’s Mills to Roslin and Old Highway #2, from the Tyendinaga Township/Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte boundary to Highway 49 as per the By-law. There is also an exemption to the half-load season along County Road 10 (Deseronto Road) from County Road 2 to Highway 401. Half load season is regulated through By-Law 16-2023 and section 122 of the Highway Traffic Act.


Typically, the half load season is in effect from March 1 to April 30 each year. However, we may extend or shorten this period due to road and weather conditions. Changes to this period will be published on the Township website and social media.

What does Half Load mean?

The maximum allowable weight during half load season is 5 tonnes per axle in accordance with section 122 of the Highway Traffic Act.

Who does this apply to?

This applies to all commercial, industrial and farm vehicles and equipment.

Please help us reduce the amount of repairs needed on our road system by not having heavy deliveries to your property during this time of year.  Plan ahead and don’t haul heavy equipment such as loaded gravel trucks during this season.

Thank you for your patience during this annual transition into spring!

Contact Us

Dale Lockridge
~ Manager of Roads & Fleet
859 Melrose Road, RR #1, Shannonville, ON K0K 3A0