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 weight restrictions. 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 Roadata Services Ltd. or TRAVIS - see TRAVIS login page here and TRAVIS FAQ page here.
Road Weight Restrictions (Road Bans) in Effect
Effective September 1, 2020
All weights are in reference to Alberta Transportation seasonal axle weights.
|LOCATION||PERCENTAGE AXLE WEIGHTS|
|All local roads (except as listed below)||90%|
|Rainbow Road between Rainbow Falls Gate and Township Road 240 (see bridge restriction)||50%|
|Rainbow Road south of TransCanada Highway 1||50%|
|Range Road 281 South of Township Road 240||50%|
|Range Road 282 between Township Road 240 and WID Canal||50%|
|Range Road 284 Between Chestermere Blvd and Township Road 240||50%|
|Township Road 240 from Range Road 282 to Eastern Chestermere Boundary||50%|
Bridge Restriction - Rainbow Road:
- Single (CS1) – 8 Tons Gross Vehicle Weight.
- Semi (CS2) – 13 Tons Gross Vehicle Weight.
- Truck Train (CS3) – 19 Tons Gross Vehicle Weight.
See FAQs 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.