Highways and Winter Roads

Highway Weight Restrictions

Vehicle weights are often restricted on highways in the Northwest Territories because of construction, maintenance or seasonal conditions, such as the spring thaw. Weight restrictions are designed to protect the highway system from potential damage.  

Restrictions as of July 2, 2019

Seasonal weight restrictions have been updated for select highway sections as of Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at midnight: 


NORMAL CONDITIONS

  • 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 8: Km 0 – Km 272.5

100% LEGAL AXLE WEIGHT        

  • Highway 10: Km 0 – Km 133.6

75% LEGAL AXLE WEIGHT        

  • Highway 4:    Km 0 – Km 69
  • Highway 7:    Km 0 – Km 254

Highway conditions will continue to be monitored and restrictions will be updated as required. Please verify that your vehicle configuration conforms with the loading allowed under the registration documents and to the “Large Vehicle Control Regulations”.