Overweight and Load Ban permit

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

50% load limits

Roads with 50% load limits during spring
District ​On ​From T​o​
​​S.W. ​81 Street S.W. 17 Avenue S.W. Spring Willow Mews S.W.
​S.W. 77 Street S.W. ​26 Avenue S.W. ​17 Avenue S.W.
S.W.​ ​Elmont Drive S.W. Elkton Drive S.W. ​53 Elmont Drive S.W.
​S.W. ​81 Street S.W. ​Old Banff Coach Road S.W. ​Westpark Place S.W.
​S.E. 88 Street S.E​. ​End of pavement 700 metres wouth 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)

75% load limits

Roads with 75% load limits during spring
District ​On ​From T​o​
​​S.E. ​85 Street S.W. Spruce Meadows Trail S.W. (Hwy 22X) 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, (26 Avenue 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.
S.W. Spruce Meadows Way S.W. Spruce Meadows Entrance 210 Avenue S.W. (south city limits)
​S.W. 138 Avenue S.E. (Twn Road 230A)​ ​84 Street S.E. 100 Street S.E.​
S.E.​ ​34 Avenue S.E. (Twp Road 241) ​84 Street S.E. ​Dead End East
​S.E. ​88 Street S.E. (Range Road 285B) ​23 Avenue S.E. (Twp 241A) 34 Avenue S.E. (Twp 241)​
S.E.​ 23 Avenue S.E. (Twp Road 241A)​ ​84 Street S.E. ​92 Street S.E. (RR 258A)
​S.E. ​92 Street S.E. (Range Road 285A) ​Dead End North ​Dead End South
​S.E. ​100 Street S.E. / Garden Road (Range Road 285) ​17 Avenue S.E. / Hwy 1A ​Peigan Trail S.E.
​S.E. ​100 Street S.E. / Garden Road (Range Road 285) ​17 Avenue S.E. / Hwy 1A ​8 Avenue N.E.
​S.E. ​144 Avenue N.E. ​Metis Trail N.E. ​52 Street N.E.

90% load limits

Roads with 90% load limits during spring
District ​On ​From T​o​
S.E. 37 Street S.W. Spruce Meadows Trsil S.W, (Hwy 22X) South city limits (approx. 430 metres south of Spruce Meadows Trail)
S.E.​ ​178 Avenue S.E. 88 Street S.E.​ ​Range Road 285 S.E.
S.E. 104 Street S.E. Marquis ofLorne Trail​ ​178 Avenue

Load-banned roads, year round


Trucks prohibited

Roads with trucks prohibited year round
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. ​144 Avenue N.W.
N.E. 14 Street N.W. ​144 Avenue N.W. ​​176 Avenue N.W. (Hwy 566)
N.E. Panorama Road N.W. (RR15) 144 Avenue N.W. 176 Avenue N.W. (Hwy 566)
N.E. Mountain View Road N.W. Symons Valley Road N.W. City Limits, 980 metres N of Symons Valley Road N.W.
S.E. 210 Avenue S.W. Sheriff King Street S.W. Macleod Trail South
N.E. 36 Street N.E. Airport Trail N.E. 67 Avenue N.E.
N.E. Rocky Ridge Road N.W, Country Hills Boulevard N.W. 144 Avenue N.W,
S.E. 36 Street N.E. 144 Avenue N.E. Cul-de-sac South (S of 144 Ave.)

50% load limits

Roads with 50% load limits year round
District ​On ​From T​o​
N.E. 144 Avenue N.W. Evanston Hill N.W. Center Street N.
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. ​100 Street S.E. 17 Avenue S.E. City limits (North of 50 Avenue S.E.)

90% load limits

Roads with 90% load limits year round
District ​On ​From T​o​
S.E. 146 Avenue S.E. (Twp Road 230) 120 Street S.E. (RR 285) 100 Street S.E. (RR 290)

Alberta TRAVIS Permits

To inquire about a TRAVIS permit application, contact the TRAVIS permit office:

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