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Road Restrictions / Road Bans

From time to time Alberta's roads are restricted because of construction, maintenance or seasonal conditions such as the spring thaw.

Please see Applications, Permits and Prorate (click on the link to the left) for programs associated with the use of provincial highways.

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Road Restrictions
This section provides information about route restrictions due to dimensional constraints of highways because of overhead structures and bridge maintenance projects.

Lane Restrictions (pdf)

Other Road Authorities

Restricted Bridge List (pdf)

Vertical Bridge Clearance (pdf) 

Road Bans
Alberta's roads are restricted to reduced-axle-weights due to seasonal conditions such as the spring thaw. Restrictions help preserve the life span of Alberta's roads.

Road Bans (unofficial) (pdf)

A list of the ban sections may also be obtained by polling our fax machine number (403) 340-5092.

Toll free road ban information for provincial highways can be obtained by dialing 1-855-ROADBAN (1-855-762-3226).

Current information on road bans on local roads in Counties and Municipal Districts should be obtained through their individual offices.