Road Bans

Current Road Bans & Bridge Restrictions

Please be advised that as of 12:00 P.M. on Friday, March 12, 2021, Road Bans will come into effect on local surfaced roadways. 

Click here to view the 2021 Road Ban Highway Order 02/21 in a new window.

Please be advised that as of 1:00 P.M. on Monday, March 8, 2021, Spring Weights come into effect. See our Road Weights Control policy under Documents below.

As a condition of Clearwater County’s Road Use Permit, heavy hauls must be travelling on dry or frozen track only.

For more information on road restrictions, please contact Public Works Administration at 403-845-4444.

Clearwater County has a permitting system in place that assists with the monitoring and rerouting of heavy hauls around weak or sensitive areas.

To receive a single trip permit contact:


Government of Alberta - Alberta Transportation Online Service - TRAVIS MJ

Government of Alberta - Alberta Transportation Central Permit Office 1-800-662-7138
Roadata - 1-888-830-7623
Weights: Axle weights allowance on Clearwater County surfaced roads are applied in accordance with each individual surfaced road structure (see Road Weights Control Policy). All gravel roads will follow the legal permitted weight unless Clearwater County deems it necessary to use further restrictions to protect the road structure.
Log Haul: Log hauls within Clearwater County will be assessed by Public Works Staff.
Requirements: All permitted loads are to contact the local authorities before traveling on the roads. All multi-truck hauls require a road use permit - 10 loads or more, drilling rigs and frac hauls See: Road Use Policy. Dust suppression is required if there is more than 5 trips in any given one hour period. See: Road Use Policy.
Allowances: Axle Weight Allowances have been determined by the structure of the road. Not all of the roads in Clearwater County have been built to the same load bearing structure.



For more information about permitting and road bans contact