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. Once the road is determined to be structurally sound, load restrictions may be lifted.

2019 Load Restrictions

Effective Friday March 1st, 2019 all Municipality of Meaford Roads will be under a reduced load (5 tonnes per axle) period.

Load restriction periods are weather-dependant. They may last from March 1st to May 15th, but can be extended as late as May 31st due to the weather.

The Municipality will issue updates to define restriction periods based on seasonal weather conditions.


You can apply for an exemption to the load restrictions. Please make your request in writing to:

Manager, Transportation & Fleet Services
21 Trowbridge Street West
Meaford, ON
N4L 1A1

The request must include:

  • The proposed date(s)
  • Type of materials being hauled
  • Haul route
  • Load weights
  • Number of loads to be transported

Staff will review your request and provide you with a response.

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