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Half load restrictions come into effect next week

Half load restrictions come into effect next week

Posted: 2023-03-02 11:41:47 By: thebay

With the spring thaw and changes in weather, the Town of Huntsville says that half-load restrictions will come into effect March 13, 2023 in town and throughout the District.

Half-load restrictions occur every year in the spring on select roadways in Huntsville. When a half-load restriction is in place, it means that vehicles over 5 tonne per axe in weight are not permitted to use certain Huntsville roads.

This restriction protects the road and road base from being permanently damaged during a spring thaw from heavy vehicle loads which can cause the road to settle, break apart or even heave, which will lead to permanent road damage resulting in uneven driving surface and possible damage to vehicles.

Heavy trucks and transport vehicles are advised to use alternate routes to navigate Huntsville and District of Muskoka roads. For a list of Huntsville half-load road exemptions please visit Huntsville.ca.