Leduc County

Road bans

Road bans are applied annually by Leduc County in an effort to protect Leduc County road infrastructure when it is at its weakest. Each spring, local roads in Leduc County may be banned at a reduced axle weight. These bans will be posted in a Vehicle Axle Weight Order. Generally, bans are lifted depending on weather conditions throughout late May or early June.

Effective Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 8 a.m., all road bans have been lifted for local roads within Leduc County. 

Those wishing to haul equipment/materials in excess of road bans must contact RoaData or call 1-888-444-9288, to obtain permits.

Note to agricultural producers and commercial haulers: if you are planning to haul grain or other cereal crops, you must get a permit (should your load weights exceed road bans). You may be eligible for a free road ban exemption permit, allowing you to haul during road ban season. Contact RoaData or call 1-888-444-9288, to obtain this permit.

Road bans FAQs

When are bans placed on county roads?
Generally, road bans are placed on Leduc County roads in late March or April depending on weather conditions.

How do I know what percentage a road is banned at?
An updated list is posted above, providing information on the roads in the county and their associated ban percentages. Road bans vary depending on the specified road and area of the county.

Does Leduc County have roads that are banned year-round?
Yes. All roads that have a cold-mix surface located in any subdivision in Leduc County are banned at 75 per cent throughout the year. If you require a permit to haul above the posted legal limit please call RoaData at 1-888-444-9288 to arrange for a special permit. This permit may be subject to approval based on weather conditions and review with the public works area foreman.

I'm an agricultural producer. How do road bans impact me?
If you are planning to haul grain or other cereal crops, you must get a permit (should your load weights exceed road bans). You may be eligible for a free road ban exemption permit, allowing you to haul during road ban season. Contact RoaData or call 1-888-444-9288, to obtain this permit.

How do I know when the road bans have been lifted?
An updated Vehicle Axle Weight Order is posted above indicating the increase of allowable percentages. Generally, bans are lifted sometime in late May or early June, depending on weather conditions for that particular year.

Does my Government of Alberta permit allow me to operate above the posted ban limits? 
No. You must obtain permission from Leduc County any time you wish to haul a load that is above the ban limit. A special permit may be granted depending on weather conditions and approval of the public works area foreman.

Contact

Phone: 780-979-6185
Fax: 780-955-7814
Email: PWE@leduc-county.com