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Overweight and Load Ban permits

TRAVIS permits​​​​​​​​   Over-dimensional permits​​​​​​​​  Dangerous goods​​​​​​​​  Truck routes​​​​​​​​

Carriers are responsible to obtain all required permits to move overweight loads within Alberta or elsewhere.

Overweight Vehicles on Bridges Permit

Overweight Vehicle on Bridge permits are required when carriers wish to cross a bridge with a vehicle whose axel weight exceeds its legal load. These permits are issued through the Government of Alberta’s TRAVIS permitting system under TRAVIS Web (Overloads/Annuals/Licensing).

Overweight Vehicles on Roadways Permit

Overweight Vehicle on Roadway permits are required for vehicles whose actual Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) exceeds their licensed GVW. These are issued through the Government of Alberta’s TRAVIS permitting system under TRAVIS Web (Overloads/Annuals/Licensing).


Load Ban Permits

Thin pavement, oiled roads and some gravel roads must be protected by reducing allowable axle weights. Therefore, a load ban permit is required for vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of more than 5000 kg to travel on a load-banned road.

Restricted roadways are posted with signs showing the required axle weight reduction (expressed as a percentage of the licensed axle weight). Consult the Load Bans Map for current load bans and prohibitions; bans are reviewed annually.

All City of Calgary load ban permits are issued through the Government of Alberta’s TRAVIS permitting system.

Load-banned roads, March 15 - May 15

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Row Count: 1
ListCat: Load-banned roads - spring
ID: 1729

District ​On ​From T​o​
​​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.

Load-banned roads, year round

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Row Count: 4
ListCat: Load-banned roads
ID: 1730

District ​On ​From T​o​
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 S.E. ​84 Street S.E. ​100 Street S.E.
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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Row Count: 4
ListCat: Load-banned roads
ID: 1731

District ​On ​From T​o​
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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Row Count: 4
ListCat: Load-banned roads
ID: 1732

District ​On ​From T​o​
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. ​Metis Trail N.E.
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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Row Count: 4
ListCat: Load-banned roads
ID: 1733

District ​On ​From T​o​
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. 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

Alberta TRAVIS permits

To inquire about a TRAVIS permit application, contact the TRAVIS permit office:
1-800-662-7138


Related information


Regulations and Permissions

All overweight moves are governed under and subject to the following legislation:

Municipal:  Calgary Bylaws - Calgary Traffic Bylaw 26M96; Calgary Truck Route Bylaw 60M90; Dangerous Goods Routes Bylaw 13M2004  

Provincial: Provincial Legislation (Transportation) - The Traffic Safety Act; Commercial Vehicle Dimension and Weight Regulation; Alberta Electric System Operator Regulation

Federal:  Transport Canada - The Motor Vehicle Transport Act and Regulations

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