Thursday, June 13, 2024

Notice of Spring Load Restrictions

Beginning March 1, 2022 load restrictions are in place for all Municipality of Meaford roads. The load restriction requires a reduced load of 5 tonnes per axle. This restriction will be in place until Sunday, May 1, 2022.

Load restrictions are put into place on our roads each year in the spring when roads are weakened by excess water in the road base and can be damaged by heavy vehicles. Once the roads are determined to be structurally sound, load restrictions are lifted. Passenger vehicles are exempt from these restrictions.

Load restriction periods are weather dependent and may be extended as late as May 31, 2022, if necessary. If this period is to be extended due to weather conditions, further updates will be provided on our website, social media channels and via a news release.  

There may be situations where an exemption is needed while the load restrictions are in place. In this case completion of the Half Load Exemption Form is required. Please complete the form and submit to the Municipal Administrative Office at 21 Trowbridge Street West, or e-mail to

For more information on load restrictions or how to request an exemption, please visit


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