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Load bans

Thin pavement, oiled roads and some gravelled roads must be protected by reducing allowable axle weights. Restricted roadways are posted with signs showing the required axle weight reduction (expressed as a percentage of the licensed axle weight).

Fifty per cent load bans are in place on some roads year round. Seventy-five per cent load bans are in effect during the spring thaw period for some roads but also year round on others. There are also some prohibitions. Bans are reviewed annually.

Map, permits and information

 
Consult the Load Bans Map for current load bans and prohibitions, in effect as of March 15.
For permits to exceed vehicle load restrictions on roads and overweight trucks on bridges, see the Permits and Fees.

Load ban tables

Limits and prohibitions are listed by district. Consult the District Map for details.

75% Load limits - during spring

(Limits are in effect March 15 - May 15 for the spring)

District On From To
N.E. 6 Street N.E. Secondary Hwy. 566 144 Avenue
N.E. 144 Avenue N.E. Center Street N. 15 Street N.E.
N.E. 15 Street N.E. 144 Avenue N.E. 120 Avenue N.E.
N.E.​ ​128 Avenue N.E. 15 Street N.E.​ Cul-de-sac East​
S.E. 114 Avenue S.E. 84 Street S.E. Cul-de-sac West
S.E.​ ​114 Avenue S.E. ​84 Street S.E. ​Railroad tracks east of Shepard Industrial Park
S.E. 24 Street S.W. Bridlewood Avenue S.W. 186 Avenue S.W. (south city limits)
S.E. 37 Street S.W. 146 Avenue S.W. South city limits (approximately 430 metres south of Spruce Meadows Trail)
S.E. 146 Avenue S.W. 37 Street S.W. Fish Creek Boulevard S.W.
S.E. 53 Street S.W. Spruce Meadows Trail S.W. 146 Avenue S.W.
S.E. 69 Street S.W. Spruce Meadows Trail S.W. 146 Avenue S.W.
S.E. 85 Street S.W. Spruce Meadows Trail S.W. Cul-de-sac North
S.W. Lower Springbank Road S.W. Glenmore Trail S.W. (Hwy. 8) 101 Street S.W.
S.W. 85 Street S.W. Timberline Gate S.W. Mystic Ridge Gate S.W.
S.W. 101 Street S.W. Glenmore Trail S.W. (Hwy. 8) Old Banff Coach Road S.W.
S.W. 17 Avenue S.W. 101 Street S.W. 93 Street S.W.

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75% Load limits - year round

District On From To
S.E. Spruce Meadows Way S.W. Spruce Meadows Entrance 210 Avenue S.W. (south city limits)
S.E. 210 Avenue S.W. Sheriff King Street S.W. Spruce Meadows Way S.W.
S.E. 138 Avenue 84 Street S.E. 100 Street
S.E. 23 Avenue S.E. (Twp Road 241A) 84 Street S.E. 92  Street S.E.
S.E. 88 Street S.E. (Range Road 285B) 23 Avenue S.E. 34 Avenue S.E.
S.E. 92  Street S.E. (Range Road 285A) Dead End North Dead End South
S.E. 34 Avenue S.E. (Twp Road 241) 84 Street S.E. Dead End East

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90% Load limits - year round

District On From To
S.E. 178 Avenue S.E. 88 Street Range Road 285
S.E. 104 Street Marquis of Lorne Trail 178 Avenue
S.E.​ 37 Street S.W.​ Spruce Meadows Trail S.W.​ South city limits (approx. 430 metres south of Spruce Meadows Trail)​

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Trucks prohibited - year round

District On From To
N.W. 85 Street (Range Road 23) 144 Avenue N.W. City limit 800 metres south of Township Road 261A
N.W.​ ​Rocky Ridge Road N.W. ​Country Hills Boulevard N.W. ​Cul-de-sac South
N.E. 14 Street N.W. 144 Avenue N.W. Secondary Highway 566
N.E. Mountain View Road N.W. Symons Valley Road N.W. Township Road 261A
S.E. 210 Avenue S.W. Macleod Trail S. Sheriff King Street S.W.

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50% Load limits - year round

District On From To
N.E. 144 Avenue N.W. Evanston Hill N.W. Center Street N.
N.E. 36 Street N.E. Airport Trail N.E. 67 Avenue N.E.
N.E. 80 Avenue N.E. 36 Street N.E. Metis Trail N.E.
N.E. 68 Street N.E. Country Hills Boulevard N.E. 96 Avenue N.E.
N.E. 84 Street N.E. 144 Avenue N.E. 80 Avenue N.E.
N.E.​ 88 Avenue N.E.​ ​52 Street N.E. ​40 Street N.E.
​N.E. ​40 Street N.E. ​88 Avenue N.E. ​84 Avenue N.E.
​N.E. ​84 Avenue N.E. ​40 Street N.E. ​52 Street N.E.
S.E. 51 Avenue S.E. 68 Street S.E. 52 Street S.E.
S.E. 54 Street S.E. 51 Avenue S.E. 52 Avenue S.E.
S.E. 88 Street S.E. End of pavement 700 metres south of Marquis of Lorne Trail S.E. 178 Avenue S.E.
S.E. Sheriff King Street S.W. 194 Avenue S.W. 210 Avenue S.W. (south city limits)
S.E.​ ​100 Street S.E. ​17 Avenue S.E. ​City limits (North of 50 Avenue S.E.)
S.W. Elmont Drive S.W. Elkton Drive S.W. 53 Elmont Drive S.W.
S.W. 77 Street S.W. 26 Avenue S.W. 17 Avenue S.W.
S.W. 81 Street S.W. 17 Avenue S.W. Spring Willow Mews S.W.
S.W. 81 Street S.W. Old Banff Coach Road S.W. Westpark Place S.W.
S.W. 10 Avenue S.W.  73 Street S.W. Cul-de-sac East

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