Road Weight Restrictions
Permits may be obtained through Roadata Serivces Ltd. Please contact them by phone at 1-888-444-9288 or visit their website for all inquires about overweight/over-dimensional permits, including TAC permits.
The City imposes road weight restrictions to prevent damage to our roads.
It is the operators’ responsibility to be aware of road restrictive weights. Road restrictions may be changed without notice.
If you are able to break down your loads (for example: water, pipes, tiles, gravel, fill, concrete mixers, solid waste), a permit is not required. All current road bans within the City must be adhered to.
Email permits for overweight/over-dimensional loads will no longer be issued after March 1, 2020. Annual permits issued for 2020 expired on March 1, 2020.
After March 1, 2020, permits for non-divisible overweight/over-dimensional loads will only be approved through TRAVIS - see TRAVIS login page here and TRAVIS FAQ page here - or Roadata Services Ltd.
Road Weight Restrictions (Road Bans) in Effect
Please see below for the most up to date restrictions:
Effective May 26, 2019
All local roads are 90% of seasonal axle weight (except as listed below):
|Location||Percent Ban (based on Seasonal axle weight)|
|Range Road 282 between Township Rd 240 and WID Canal||50%|
|Range Road 284 between Township Rd 240 and Chestermere Blvd||50%|
|Paradise Road South between TransCanada Highway and Windermere Drive||75%|
|Rainbow Road North (1.5km section) south of the TransCanada Highway||75%|
|Rainbow Road South between Township Road 240 and Rainbow Falls Gate (See Bridge Restriction below)||75%|
Bridge Restriction on Rainbow Road South at the canal:
- Single (CS1) – 8,000 kgs maximum
- Semi (CS2) – 13,000 kgs maximum
- Truck Train (CS3) – 19,000 kgs maximum
See the Resources tab for more information about bridge weight restrictions.
Weight restrictions are as follows:
- Steering axles on tractors 5,500 kgs maximum
- Steering axles on trucks 7,300 kgs maximum
- Single axles 9,100 kgs maximum
- Tandems 17,000 kgs maximum
- Tridems on LOCAL ROADS 17,000 kgs maximum according to section 9(1)(f)(ii) of the Commercial Vehicle Dimension and Weight Regulations Alberta Regulation 315/2002.
- Annual TAC permits may be obtained through Roadata Service Ltd.
The City of Chestermere is excited to announce our new partnership with Roadata Services Ltd. beginning Monday May 11, 2020.
Roadata Services Ltd. will provide permit approvals on behalf of the City while ensuring all current road bans, bridge weight restrictions and safest routes are followed. This partnership allows the the City to retain full control over our roadways while giving carriers access to the permits they need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Single trip overweight and/or over-dimensional loads ($25, non-refundable).
- Tridem Axle-Configuration (TAC) annual permits.
Roadata Services Ltd. Contact Information
Contact Roadata Services Ltd. for all inquiries related to permitting.
- Call 1-888-444-9288
- Visit www.roadata.com
Chestermere Designated Truck Routes:
As per The Chestermere Traffic Control Bylaw, the following routes are designated truck routes:
- All of Chestermere Blvd (Highway #1A).
- Rainbow Road* South of Chestermere Blvd.
*Please note the bridge restriction on Rainbow Road.
Subdivision Truck Routes
These routes are here to guide you when applying for a TRAVIS permit. Our main goal is to minimize distance traveled and mitigate potential road damage on non-truck routes while still having access to different communities within Chestermere.
Take Chestermere Boulevard (1A highway), turn right (South) into construction entrance 300m East of Range Road 284.
Dawson’s Landing Subdivision
Take Chestermere Boulevard (1A highway), turn right (South) onto Rainbow Rd, turn right (West) onto West Lakeview Drive.
Take Highway #1 (Trans Canada Highway) eastbound, turn right (south) onto Range Rd 281, turn right (west) onto Township Rd 241A, turn left (south) onto Kinniburgh Boulevard.
Take Chestermere Boulevard (1A highway), turn north onto West Chestermere Drive, turn right (east) onto Marina Drive.
*Route may also be used to access Aspenmere, Marina Drive, Marina Key, Parkmere and Stonemere.
Rainbow Falls Subdivision
Take Chestermere Boulevard (1A highway), turn south onto Rainbow Rd, turn left (east) onto Rainbow Falls Gate.
How much can I haul on a 75%, 90%, or 100% road?
- Weight Calculators are provided by Alberta Transportation (scroll to the bottom of the page).
- *These calculators are based on legal axle weights, not seasonal axle weights.
Where can I find more information about oversize/over-dimensional and overweight permits?
- Information on oversize and overweight permits from Alberta Transportation.
- Check Roadata Services Ltd.’s pages on over-dimensional and overweight loads.
Where can I find information about road conditions in Alberta?
- Alberta Motor Association provides road report information through their website.
- 511 Alberta provides province-wide updates about roads in Alberta.
What does CS1, CS2, and CS3 mean for bridge weight restrictions?
Alberta Transportation’s Bridge Load Evaluation Manual v. 1.1 has more information. The following is from pages 25-26 in the manual:
"The single unit truck (single-unit vehicle) designation (CS1) applies to:
- a single unit truck; and
- a truck tractor and a semi-trailer, in the case where the inter-axle spacing between the truck tractor and the semi-trailer is less than 4.5 metres.
The semi-trailer truck (two-unit vehicle) designation (CS2) applies to:
- a truck and a trailer;
- a truck tractor and semi-trailer, in the case where the inter-axle spacing between the truck tractor and the semi-trailer is 4.5 metres or more;
- a mobile crane with a boom dolly;
- a truck tractor in combination with a single axle semi-trailer and a semi-trailer;
- a truck tractor in combination with a single axle semi-trailer and a pole trailer; and
- a truck or truck tractor in combination with a pole trailer.
The truck train (vehicle train) designation (CS3) applies to:
- a truck tractor in combination with 2 or more trailers;
- a truck and a full trailer with 2 tandem axles, in the case where the inter-axle spacing between the tandem axle groups is 5.0 metres or more;
- a truck tractor in combination with a tandem axle semi-trailer and a semi-trailer; and
- a truck tractor in combination with a tandem axle semi-trailer and a pole trailer."