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 2019, the official and target start and end dates of the load restriction period for each of the thaw zones are indicated below.
Please note that the target dates represent the most likely start and end dates of the thaw period for each of the three zones. Depending on the changes in weather conditions, these dates may be moved ahead or postponed.
© Gouvernement du Québec, 2019