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2016 Load Restrictions Update

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February 11, 2016 - Load weight restrictions are in place as of February 10, 2016 within the City of Kawartha Lakes per the media release on February 5, 2016.

Restrictions are put into place to protect the integrity of the road structure during periods of thaw, when road damage is most likely to occur due to heavy loading. By-Law 2005-077 identifies the ability to impose such restrictions between the period of October 1 and May 31 of each year. While the Director of Public Works recognizes immediate cold temperatures are in the forecast, due to the extremely mild winter to date and temperatures forecasted above zero for mid to late next week, the restriction will remain in place. Operations will monitor conditions on a weekly basis and amend the notice as appropriate. 

The By-Law does permit individuals to apply for a permit to provide exemption to the load restrictions. Application must be made in writing to the City for such permit. For the purposes of this process, requests can be submitted to the Customer Service Centre who will assign to the appropriate staff person. The request must include information such as proposed date(s), haul route, load weights and number of loads to be transported. The requests will be reviewed by Public Works staff for potential impact to the road infrastructure and exemptions may be granted where deemed appropriate by the Director.

Operations staff will continue to monitor road conditions and update the load restrictions as deemed appropriate.

Thank you for your patience during this period.

The following roads in the City of Kawartha Lakes will not be load restricted:

Road Name (#)






Black School Road

Whiterock Rd.

Road #46

Lifford Road

Lafarge Pit Gate west

Porter Rd.

Porter Road

Lifford Rd.

Hwy. #7A

Road #121


Road #31 (Mount Horeb)

Young’s Pit east

Hwy. #7

Road #36


Road #46

Hwy. #7

Woodville Rd.

Road #47

Scott’s Rd.

Simcoe Rd. #47

Road #48


Road #8

Hwy. #35

Road #121

Road #9 (Woodville Rd.)

Road #46 South

Road #46 North

Road #49


Taylor Road

Hwy. #7

Skyline Rd.

Town of Lindsay

All roads within Town of Lindsay Limits

Village of Bobcaygeon

All roads within Village of Bobcaygeon Limits

Village of Fenelon Falls

All roads within Village of Fenelon Falls Limits

Whiterock Road

Hwy. #7

Black School Rd.






For further information, please contact:

Bryan Robinson
Director of Public Works
705-324-9411 Ext. 1143

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