Quebec modifies thaw period in certain zones

The Quebec Department of Transport modified its notice for users of heavy vehicles and shippers advising on load limits and reductions on public roads during the thaw period. The reductions are necessary to account for the road network’s lower bearing capacity during this period.

For the 2017 thaw period, the following are now the current start and end projected dates of the load restriction period for each thaw zone:

Zone 1 – From Monday, February 27 (00:01) to Friday, April 28 (23:59)

Zone 2 – From Monday, March 27 (00:01) to Friday, May 26 (23:59)

Zone 3 – From Monday, March 27 (00:01) to Friday, May 26 (23:59)

Depending on the changes in weather conditions, the start and end of the load restriction period may be moved ahead or postponed.

The thaw zones are defined here.

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