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Road Load Restrictions Back In Effect February 27th

KAWARTHA LAKES-To protect the integrity of the municipality’s road network, Kawartha Lakes is imposing load restrictions on roads throughout the municipality effective at 12:00am on Tuesday February 27, 2024.

Restrictions are put into place in accordance with By-Law 2022-190, when road damage is most likely to occur due to heavy loading. This program identifies and imposes load restrictions on roads, or portions of roads that are weakened by excess water in the road base. Once the road has been determined to be structurally sound, load restrictions may be rescinded.

Due to changing weather patterns, the roads affected and the duration of the restricted period may change.

Permits to exempt activity from reduced load requirements may be issued by the municipality where staff review and confirm there is no risk of damage to municipal infrastructure and/or where an emergency situation exists. In general, there is risk to infrastructure during periods where roads are thawing from winter weather and subsurface road structures are saturated with water.

Applicants seeking an exemption to the load restriction by-law should consider their proposed activity and environmental conditions prior to submitting an application for review. Note there is a non-refundable fee, at a rate in accordance with Schedule H of the Consolidated Fees By-law, as amended. Applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, with merit given to the condition of the specific road or route of travel, weather and the load details. Any permit granted, may also be subject to conditions.

The application and associated fee for a Reduced Load Permit Exemption can be found here.

The table below lists roads in the City of Kawartha Lakes that will not be load restricted; all other roads will be in a load-restricted state per the date on this notice, in accordance with By-Law 2022-190:

Road Names (#): From: To:
Village of Bobcaygeon All roads within Village of Bobcaygeon Limits, save and except Front Street West and West Street as described below:

Half Load Restrictions apply to the following roads:

  • Front Street West, Bobcaygeon – from Main Street to the West End
  • West Street, Bobcaygeon – from Front Street West to North Street at CKL Road #8
Road #49 All
Road #36 All
Village of Fenelon Falls All roads within Village of Fenelon Falls Limits
Road #121 All
Town of Lindsay All roads within Town of Lindsay Limits
Wilson Road From Road #36
Road #31 (Mount Horeb Road) Young’s Pit east Hwy. #7
Lifford Road Lafarge Pit Gate west Porter Road
Porter Road Lifford Road Hwy. #7A
Whiterock Road Hwy. #7 Black School Road
Black School Road Whiterock Road Road #46
Taylor Road Hwy. #7 Skyline Road
Road #46 Hwy. #7 Road #9 (Woodville Road)
Road #9 (Woodville Road) Road #46 (South) Road #46 (North)
Road #46 Road #9 (Woodville Road) Road #48
Road #48 All
Road #8 (Glenarm Road) Hwy. #35 Road # 46 (at Argyle)
Miller Road 800 metres south of CKL Road 47  (Brechin Road) Scotts Road
Scotts Road Miller Road CKL Road 47 (Mara/Carden Boundary)
CKL Road 47 (Mara/Carden Boundary) Scotts Road Rohallion Road

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