Thaw period%%- Projected dates

​The Ministère reminds users of heavy vehicles and shippers that the authorized load limits are reduced during the thaw period on all public roads. This is done every year to account for the road network’s lower bearing capacity during this period.

For the thaw period of 2020, the projected dates of the load restriction period for each of the thaw zones are indicated below.

Projected dates for 2020

Zone 1

  • From Monday, March 9 (00:01) to Friday, May 8 (23:59)

Zone 2

  • From Monday, March 16 (00:01) to Friday, May 15 (23:59)

Zone 3

  • From Monday, March 23 (00: 01) to Friday, May 22 (23:59)

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