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UPDATED: Load restrictions on Peace Region roads going in to effect this Sunday

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UPDATE: The Ministry of Transportation says that load restrictions will be put in place on the following routes effective Sunday, March 18th at 10:00 a.m. The load restrictions will be in place daily between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.

All Provincial Numbered Routes, paved or gravel – 100% Legal Axle Loading

All Provincial Side Roads, paved or gravel – 70% Legal Axle Loading except as listed below:

75% Legal Axle Loading

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  • Beatton River Airport Rd, from Alaska Hwy 97N north to end of road
  • Beryl Prairie Road 715R from intersection with Canyon Drive to Beryl Prairie Road 118
  • Beryl Prairie Road 118 from intersection with Beryl Prairie Road 715R  to the end
  • Buick Creek Road 154
  • Cypress Creek Road 187
  • Farrell Creek Road 115, from intersection with Hwy 29N to Harasymyk Road
  • Graham River Road 123
  • Milligan Creek Road 137 from North Pine 259 to Peejay
  • Montney Highway Rd 254 from Alaska Hwy 97N east to 281 Rd
  • Montney Highway Rd 281 from 254 Rd north to 256 Rd
  • Montney Highway Rd 256 from 281 Rd east to Prespatou Rd 275
  • Road 265A (100th Street) from 85th Avenue south to Mason Road 240
  • Rose Prairie Road 101 from Road 260 north to Prespatou Road 193
  • Siphon Creek Road 184
  • Schwalm Road 106 from intersection with Cassidy Road 238U to the end
  • Tank Farm Road 249 from Baldonnel Road to intersection with Cassidy Road 238U
  • Upper Halfway Road 117, from km 54.1 to the end
  • Backroad Road 206M (from Pederson Road 215 east to Berry Road 213A)
  • Berry Road 213A (from Pederson Road 206M to Road 206D)
  • Bessbourough Road 212 (from Highway 97 west to Mason/Semple Road 237)
  • Briar Ridge Road 4 (from Highway 2 to Highway 49)
  • Braden Road 22 (from Highway 97S to Highway 97N)
  • Burbee Road 12D (from Jackfish Road 12, east for 300m)
  • Jackfish Lake Road 12 (from Burbee Road 12D to Boysen Road 69A)
  • Old Alaska Highway Road 64 (from Highway 97N (north end) to Triangle Road 25)
  • Old Alaska Highway Road 64 (from intersection with 97N (South end) to km 3.7)
  • One Island Lake Road 18 (from Highway 52E to Km 20.8)
  • Pederson Road 215 (from Highway 2 to Backroad Road 206M)
  • Pulp Mill Road 1A (from Highway 97S to West Coast Pipeline)
  • Triangle Rd 25 (from Old Alaska Highway Road 64 to West Coast Road 235)

100% Legal Axle Loading

  • 103A Airport Road from Underpass Road 255 to Swanson Lumber Road 259
  • 85th Avenue (Holloway Road # 240A) from Old Fort Road to 100th Street
  • 240 Crossover Rd from 269 to Old Fort Rd
  • Baldonnel 107 Rd from Und! erpass 255 Rd to Tank Farm 249 Rd
  • Beatton/ Montney Road 271, from Highway 97 north to Montney Highway 254
  • Cecil Lake Road 103 from intersection with Rose Prairie Road 101 to Alberta border
  • Canyon Drive 520R, from intersection with Highway 29N to W.A.C. Bennett Dam
  • Clayhurst Road 111 from Cecil Lake Road 103 south for 19.7 km to intersection with Ferry Road 110.
  • Doig Road 188
  • East Bypass Road 146, from the Fort St John city limits to the Rose Prairie 101 Rd.
  • Ferry Road 110 from the intersection with Clayhurst Road 111 south 10.5 km to the Moose Mouth Bridge.
  • Fort Nelson Airport Connector Road 504A
  • Grandhaven Road 242, from Alaska Highway 97 to Riverview Road 269
  • Montney Highway Rd 256 from Prespatou Rd 275 to Rose Prairie Rd 101
  • Montney South Road 121 from Rose Prairie Road 101 west and north to Beatton/ Montney Road 271
  • North Pine Road 259, from Road 260 to Milligan Creek Road 137
  • Old Fort Road 148 from Alaska Highway 97 south to Howe Pit
  • Prespatou Road 193, from Montney Highway 256 north to Triad Road 169A/ Mile 30 Road 169
  • Riverview Road 269, from Alaska Highway 97 south to end of public road
  • Rose Prairie Road 101 from Fort St John city limits to intersection with Road 260
  • Sikanni Chief Road 517
  • Swanson Lumber Road 259, from the Fort St John city limits to the intersection with the Airport Road 103A
  • Toews Road 246
  • Underpass Road 255, from Alaska Highway 97 to Road 103A
  • Upper Halfway Road 117, from Alaska Highway 97 to km 54.1
  • Wilson Road 260A, from Rose Prairie Road 101 to Road 259
  • West Bypass Road 145, from the Fort St John city limits to Rose Prairie Road 101
  • Bessbourough Road 212 (from Highway 97 west to Mason/Semple Road 237)
  • Cosins Road 213C (from Highway 49 north for 400m)
  • Dangerous Goods Route Road 94
  • East Arras Road 41A (from intersection of 97S to Pumphouse Access Road 208C)
  • Fabric 84 Road (from highway 97S to end)
  • Hasler Road 26
  • Imperial Accesss Road 210 (from Washington Road 221 east to North Rolla Road 219)
  • Jackfish Lake Road 12 (from Highway 29N to Burbee Road)
  • Johnson Road 232C (from Highway 97 east for 1.8km)
  • Lowe Road 200L
  • Magusin Road 245W (from Highway 97N south to the bridge just south of Parkland Road 7)
  • Mason/Semple Road 237
  • McQueens Road 210 ! (from North Rolla Road 219 east to Rolla Road 3)
  • Old Alaska Highway Road 64 (from Highway 97N (north end) to Triangle Road 25)
  • Old Alaska Highway Road 64 (from intersection with 97N (South end) to km 3.7)
  • Pumphouse Access Road 208C
  • Ranson Road 33
  • Rolla Road 3
  • Sweetwater Road 6 (from North Rolla Road 219 to Rolla Road 3)
  • Washington Road 221 (from Highway 97 to Imperial Access Road 210

The following permanent restrictions are in effect year round:

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50% Legal Axle Loading

  • Mile 30 Road 169 from Kvile Rd 169C West to the Beatton River Rd 151
  • Triad Road 169A from Reimer Rd 171 East to the end of the right of way
  • Old Fort Rd 148 from Howe Pit to the Old Fort Loop 616B

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Officials with the B.C. Ministry of Transportation are warning motorists in Northeast B.C. to be prepared for upcoming load restrictions on area roads.

Peace District Transportation Manager Katherine Styba issued a statement saying that load restrictions may be placed on all highways in the South Peace, North Peace and Fort Nelson areas in the near future with short notice. The possible restrictions will limit vehicles to 100 percent, 75 percent, 70 percent, or 50 percent of legal axle loading, as allowed under the Commercial Transport Act Regulations.

The Peace River Regional District said that overweight permits will not be granted, and all term overweight permits will be invalid for the duration of the restrictions.

At present time, the only load restriction in effect is on the Northleaf SYD Road from kilometre marker 8.4 to kilometre 188. Loads will be restricted to 75 percent of legal axle loading from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 100 percent legal axle loading is still permitted from 10:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m.

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