Thaw period

Here is a message from the ministère des Transports du Québec:

The ministère des Transports du Québec reminds heavy vehicle users and shippers that, as each year, authorized load limits are reduced during the spring thaw period in order to take into account the weaker load bearing capacity of the road network during that period.

For the 2014 spring thaw period, the PROJECTED load restriction periods in each of the thaw zones are as follows:


Projected dates 2014

Zone 1

Zone 2

Zone 3

 Monday, March 17
(12:01 a.m.)
to Friday, May 16
(11:59 p.m.)

Monday, March 24
(12:01 a.m.)
to Friday, May 23
(11:59 p.m.)

 Monday, March 31
(12:01 a.m.)
to Friday, May 30
(11:59 p.m.)


The starting and ending dates of the load restriction period may be adjusted depending on weather conditions. The boundaries of the thaw zones are the same as last year.

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