Provincial load restrictions are updated as new information becomes available.


Pursuant to Section 66 of the Transportation Act the following load restrictions will be imposed, on the following Provincial Highways and Roads until further notice:

LOAD RESTRICTIONS –within the Central Kootenay Service Area, (Nelson, Creston, Salmo, Kaslo, Riondel, New Denver, Nakusp, Slocan, Edgewood, Meadow Creek)

Effective 4pm Pacific Standard Time on April 4, 2017

All Provincial Numbered Highways, as listed below – 100% Legal Axel Loading

Highways 3, 3A, 6, 21, 23, 31, 31A
50% Legal Axle Loading on the following gravelled numbered highway

Highway 31 – Balfour Galena Highway (from pavement/gravel transition in the area of Marblehead, then northerly to the District Boundary at Gerrard Bridge

All Provincial Side Roads, paved or gravel – 70% Legal Axle Loading except as listed below

100% Legal Axle Loading
1. 33rd Ave (From Hwy #3 to Erickson Road)
2. 35th Ave (From Erickson Road to CPR Right of Way)
3. 40th Street (From Hwy 21 to Riverview Road)
4. Arrowsmith Road
5. Bathie Road
6. Beasley Road
7. Bellmond Road
8. Canyon Lister Road (From Hwy 3A to Canyon Bridge)
9. Crawford Creek Road (From Hwy 3A to Hedstrom Road)
10. Creston Erickson Road
11. Duck Creek South Road
12. Duck Lake Road South (From Lower Wyndel to Winlaw Road)
13. Elsie Holmes Road
14. Emerald Road
15. Foster Road
16. First Avenue (Ymir)
17. Goat River North Road
18. Goat River South Road
19. Hanson Road
20. Harrop Proctor Road
21. Hurry Road
22. Lakeview Arrow Creek Road (West of Big Bear FSR)
23. Lakeview Arrow Creek Road (Southeast of Wenger Road)
24. Leadville Road (From Crystal Road to its connection to Goat River FSR)
25. Lower Wynndel Road
26. Needles North Road
27. Osachoff Road
28. Porcupine Creek Road
29. Porto Rico Road
30. Queen Victoria Road
31. Riondel Road (From Hwy #3A to Aspen Road)
32. Roseberry Road
33. Rotter Road
34. Sheep Creek Road
35. Six Mile Road
36. Upper Passmore Road
37. Vector Road

Provincial Side Roads, paved or gravel – 50% Legal Axle Loading as listed below
1. Arrow Creek East Road
38. Corn Creek Road
39. Duck Lake Road (starting near intersection of Winlaw Road)
40. Indian Road
41. Kootenay River Road (gravel portion west of Speers Road)
42. McMurtrie Road
43. Nicks Island North Road
44. Peterman Road
45. Peters Road
46. Reclamation Road
47. Uri Road
48. Wilson Road (Wyndel)

Ministry Contact: Rajeeta Bains, District Technician (250) 354-6302



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