Half-Load Restrictions to be Lifted Monday May 2nd, 2022.
Effective Monday, May 2, at 12:01 a.m., half-load restrictions will be lifted.
Truck operators are reminded that the purpose of seasonal load restrictions are to protect the road and road base from damage caused by heavy vehicle wheel loads, with the goal to increase the life-cycle of municipal roadways. Until May 2nd, when the half-load restrictions are lifted, truck operators travelling through the Township of Tyendinaga are legally obligated to only use permitted designated exempt roads.
A reminder to residents that the half load season has commenced in the Township of Tyendinaga and will run from the period of February 15 to May 15th, 2022.
While the reduced load restrictions are in effect, no commercial vehicle or trailer may be operated or drawn upon any road within the Township of Tyendinaga where the weight per axle exceeds 5 tonnes.
In accordance with Township of Tyendinaga By-law 2017-13 and section 122 of the Highway Traffic Act: Reduced load restrictions will be in effect from February 15 to May 15 inclusive, and may be extended at the Township’s discretion.
Reason for weight requirements:
In the spring, as frost comes out of the ground and moisture comes out of the road bed:
- Roads become softer and weaker;
- Heavy loads on roads can cause it to sink and break apart, which can lead to permanent damage;
- Half-load restrictions are put in place to protect our roads and road beds from being damaged;
- Reduces the need of having to re-build a road after every spring thaw.
Visit our Half Load page for more information.