Weight restrictions on Lake Country roads

Published on March 4, 2021 by Okanagan Journal

To help avoid roads littered with these, trucks are asked to restrict their weight.

Roads are soft right now and more easily damaged—so heavy vehicles are being told to cut back on their weight.

A 70% axle weight load restriction on Lake Country roads took effect this week.

“Damage done to roads is usually deeper than just on the surface and can end up costing hundreds of thousands, or potentially millions, of dollars to repair,” says the district.

“Seasonal load restrictions are put into place to protect our roads from damage or failure during the spring when the winter’s frost is thawing and the snow melt and rain have saturated the road base material.”

The restrictions do not apply to:

  • Single steering axles
  • Vehicles with a licensed GVW of 5,500 kg or less

There are no restrictions on Oyama Road along the Isthmus to Sawmill Road or Pelmewash Parkway. Here is the public notice with maps of the exceptions.