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Seasonal load restrictions in effect for Southern B.C.

Drivers of commercial vehicles are advised that load restrictions are now in place on various provincial routes in Southern British Columbia.

Highways are particularly vulnerable to damage when they begin to thaw, and load restrictions are put in place to reduce that damage.

With load restrictions in place, drivers of long-haul transports, logging trucks and trucks that carry heavy equipment are required to reduce loads they would normally carry on a route. They can also choose alternate roads with no load restrictions, where available.

Drivers should look for white signs posted on the route advising of seasonal load limits for the area. Drivers who do not obey seasonal load restrictions are subject to a $365 fine.

Detailed information on load restrictions, presented geographically, is available on the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s websites. This information is updated daily. Details are also available at all Commercial Vehicle Inspection Stations. 

Load restrictions are usually in place for about six to eight weeks in the spring to protect B.C.’s road system. This saves taxpayers $50 million annually in additional maintenance costs. The Province will spend almost $150 million in 2011-12 on road rehabilitation.

 

Resources

For more information on why the ministry uses load restrictions to prevent road damage, visit the ministry’s website at: http://www.tranbc.ca

Details on highways with seasonal load restrictions in effect are available at:

http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/bchighways/loadrestrictions/loadrestrictions.htm

Check current highway conditions on DriveBC at: www.drivebc.ca

 

 

Load restrictions in Central Kootenay area

Includes Nelson, Creston, Salmo, Kaslo, Riondel, New Denver, Nakusp, Slocan, Edgewood, Meadow Creek

• All provincial numbered routes, paved or gravel (100 per cent legal axle loading as listed below).

Highways 3, 3A, 6, 21, 23, 31, 31A

• Side roads – 100 per cent legal axle loading as listed below

 

1. 32ND AVE.(CRESTON)

2. 33RD AVE. (FROM HIGHWAY #3 TO CRESTON/ERICKSON ROAD)

3. 35TH AVE. (FROM ERICKSON ROAD TO CPR RIGHT-OF-WAY)

4. 40TH STREET (FROM HIGHWAY #21 TO RIVERVIEW ROAD)

5. AIRPORT ROAD (FROM BELMOND ROAD TO SHEEP CREEK ROAD)

6. ARROW PARK ROAD

7. ARROWSMITH ROAD

8. BATHIE ROAD

9. BELLMOND ROAD

10. BONANZA CREEK ROAD ( HILLS )

11. COOPER CREEK/ARGENTA ROAD

12. CRAWFORD CREEK (FROM HIGHWAY #3A TO HEDSTROM ROAD)

13. CRESTON-ERICKSON ROAD

14. DAVIS ROAD

15. DUCK CREEK SOUTH ROAD

16. DUCK LAKE ROAD SOUTH (FROM LOWER WYNNDEL ROAD TO WINLAW ROAD)

17. ELSIE HOLMES ROAD

18. EMERALD ROAD

19. GIFFEN ROAD

20. GOAT RIVER SOUTH ROAD

21. GRAVEL PIT ROAD

22. HANSON ROAD

23. HURRY ROAD

24. INONOAKLIN VALLEY ROAD

25. KOOTENAY RIVER ROAD (FROM END OF ROAD TO SPEERS ROAD)

26. LAKEVIEW ARROW CREEK ROAD (FROM HIGHWAY #3 TO WENGER ROAD AND FROM BIG BEAR ROAD TO HIGHWAY #3A)

27. LEADVILLE ROAD (FROM CRYSTAL ROAD TO ITS CONNECTION TO GOAT RIVER FSR)

28. MCLAUCHLIN ROAD

29. NICK’S ISLAND ROAD (HIGHWAY #3 TO WEST CRESTON ROAD)

30. OSACHOFF ROAD

31. PEND D’OREILLE ROAD

32. PORCUPINE CREEK ROAD

33. RECLAMATION ROAD (FROM WEST CRESTON ROAD TO DODGE CREEK FSR)

34. RED MOUNTAIN ROAD (HWY 6 TO ANDERSON PIT)

35. RIONDEL ROAD (FROM HIGHWAY #3A TO ASPEN ROAD)

36. ROSEBERY ROAD

37. ROTTER ROAD

38. SANDON ROAD

39. SHEEP CREEK ROAD

40. SLOCAN WEST ROAD

41. SPEERS ROAD

42. URI ROAD

43. WENGER ROAD (FROM LAKEVIEW ARROW CREEK ROAD TO LEPITZKI PIT)

44. WEST CRESTON ROAD (NICK’S ISLAND ROAD TO RECLAMATION ROAD)

45. WHATSHAN LAKE ROAD (FROM WHATSHAN FSR TO NEEDLES HAUL ROAD)

46. WHATSHAN SETTLEMENT ROAD (FROM SUBSTATION TO NEDLES HAUL ROAD)

47. WILSON CREEK ROAD # 3284

48. WILSON LAKE ROAD

49. WILDHORSE ROAD

50. YMIR FIRST AVENUE

 

• 70 per cent legal axle loading on all paved remaining side roads including:

 

1. FORTY-NINE CR. EAST ROAD

2. PASS CREEK ROAD

 

• 50 per cent legal axle loading on all remaining gravel side roads including:

 

1. PETERS ROAD – CRAWFORD BAY

2. RECLAMATION ROAD – CRESTON (FROM GRANARY ROAD SOUTHERLY TO THE END OF THE ROAD)