As a truck driver, it is your responsibility to be aware of the Spring Road Restrictions for the different states and provinces you will be travelling in. You are expected to abide by these restrictions and stay off roads which you are too heavy for. If you are caught travelling on roads that you shouldn’t be on you will be fined. Fines can range from a couple of hundred dollars up to a thousand dollars.
Starting on Friday, March 27 and running through until the first week of June, Mantiboa Spring Road restrictions will be in effect.
What Drivers Need to know about Spring Road Restrictions
- Drivers should be prepared for detours, especially in rural communities.
- Different jurisdictions and roads have different regulations, before you head out, plan your route and become familiar with the weight restrictions for the roads you may be taking.
- Even when empty, tractor-trailers will be overweight if the road is restricted to 90%. Your steering axle will put you overweight. We really need to stay completely off any restricted road.
- Phone your shipper/receiver and specifically ask if they are aware of a route to them which doesn’t put you on a restricted road. Busy shippers/receivers usually are aware of the restrictions and can help you get in.
- Account for extra time. Sometimes we are detoured well out of the way in order to take a safe route.
- If you are a part of the Len Dubois fleet, you should call John if you have any questions about the restrictions. We expect our drivers to remain in compliance at all times.
For more information about the 2020 Manitoba Road Restrictions, please view the 2020 Spring Road Restrictions (SRR) Order for the Start and End Dates (PDF, 26 KB) and the 2020 Official Spring Road Restrictions Order No. 2
Province Removes Spring Road Restrictions from the Following:
- Provincial Trunk Highway (PTH) 21 from the north junction of Provincial Road (PR) 355 to First Avenue in Shoal Lake;
- PR 206 from the south junction of PR 210 to the north junction of PR 210 in Landmark;
- PR 210 from PR 207 to PTH 12;
- PR 247 from PR 334 to PTH 3;
- PR 272 from PTH 20 to Duck Bay;
- PR 285 from PTH 10 to Sinclair Road;
- PR 326 from PR 329 to the east junction River Road in Arborg; and
- Sperring Avenue for 2.9 km south and west of PR 202 in Birds Hill.
The province has reduced spring restriction levels from 65 percent to 90 percent of normal loading weight on:
- PTH 34 from PTH 1 to PTH 16;
- PR 244 from PTH 3 to PTH 23;
- PR 248 from PTH 1 to PTH 26;
- PR 305 from 11.3 km north of PTH 2 to the Assiniboine River;
- PR 422 from PTH 23 to PR 205;
- PR 428 from PTH 23 to PTH 14; and
- PR 643 (St. Laurent access) from the south junction of PTH 6 to 2.6 km west.
The province has not added any new restrictions for spring 2020.
Important Links to Provincial and State Regulations
Below you will find links to various state and provincial Department of Transportation websites that provide information on their specific spring road restrictions.
Manitoba Spring Road Restrictions
Manitoba DOT may restrict loads on their highways any time from March to May.
Saskatchewan Spring Road Restrictions
Saskatchewan DOT may restrict loads on their highways any time from March to May.
Alberta Spring Road Restrictions
Alberta DOT may restrict loads on their highways any time from March to May.
North Dakota Spring Road Restrictions
North Dakota DOT may restrict loads on their highways any time from March to May.
South Dakota Spring Road Restrictions
South Dakota DOT may restrict loads on their highways any time from February to April.
Minnesota Spring Road Restrictions
Minnesota DOT may restrict loads on their highways any time from February to May.
Montana Spring Road Restrictions
Montana DOT may restrict loads on their highways any time from February to May.