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Thaw period - 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 2019, the official and target start and end dates of the load restriction period for each of the thaw zones are indicated below.

Dates for 2019

Zone 1 (official dates)

  • From Monday, March 25 (00:01) to Friday, May 24 (23:59)

Zone 2 (target dates)

  • From Monday, April 1 (00:01) to Friday, May 31 (23:59)

Zone 3 (target dates)

  • From Monday, April 1 (00: 01) to Friday, May 31 (23:59)

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.

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