Load Restrictions

Load restrictions are put into effect on our roads each year. In the spring, roads are weakened by excess water in the road base and can be damaged by heavy vehicles. When a load restriction is in effect, the road is off limits to heavy transports. Once the road is determined to be structurally sound, load restrictions may be lifted.

There may be situations that an alternate route can not be taken in order to reach the destination. In this case completion of Half Load Exemption Form is required for review and approval. 

Load Restrictions are generally in effect from March 1st to May 1st, but can be extended at late as May 31st due to weather. The Municipality will issue updates to define restriction periods based on seasonal weather conditions.

Oversized Loads

From time to time it may be necessary for the movement of oversized loads using Municipality of Meaford Roads. A permit is required to facilitate the safe use of Municipal roads. Please see the Oversized Load Permit Application.  

Please submit your Oversized Load Permit Application to roads@meaford.ca. Payments must be submitted by cheque and placed in the dropbox at the Administration Office at 21 Trowbridge Street West. Please make the cheque out to the Municipality of Meaford.


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