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Do The Spring Road Restrictions Effect Your Operation?

- by Don Stewart

2018 Manitoba Spring Road Restrictions (SRR) Program

The purpose of Spring Road Restrictions is to protect Manitoba's surfaced pavements from undue damage by reducing allowable axle weights during the spring thawing season. In consultation with those affected by these weight reductions, Manitoba Infrastructure periodically revises its policies and procedures to reflect the current transportation trends, industry needs and weather patterns. Up to date policies and procedures help industry improve trip planning while minimizing the impact of loads to the weak pavement structures when they are at their most vulnerable conditions.

General guidelines to Spring Road Restrictions are provided in the highway traffic act.

  • 2018 Spring road restrictions are in effect starting on March 20th, 2018 in Zone 1.
  • 2018 Spring road restrictions will not commence prior to April 7th, 2018 in Zone 2.
  • 2018 Spring road restriction will not commence prior to April 9th, 2018 in Zone 3.

For more detailed information:

Official Spring Road Restrictions Order

Please ensure you check the web site and Highway Information line (511) regularly for changes throughout the restriction period!

Notification of Affected Highways:

Spring road restrictions are determined through collection and analysis of data from the previous year, resulting in the evaluation and determination of which roads will be subject to restriction in the upcoming spring season. To assist motor carriers, farmers, businesses and other interested parties in preparation in identifying affected roadways, is made available at the MI website in the fall with subsequent update(s) as required. Advertisements announcing that the upcoming spring road restrictions order is available, and information on how to obtain the Order, are published in the fall and in February prior to the restrictions start date in the following publications:

  1. La Liberte
  2. Winnipeg Free Press
  3. Winnipeg Sun
  4. Brandon Sun

Need More Information?

For further information, please contact any of the following:

1. Permit Services: 1-204-945-3961 or toll-free at 1-877-812-0009

2.Motor Carrier Enforcement: 1-204-945-3890

OR

204 632-6600