Fort Chipewyan Winter Road Limit Increasing To 20,000 Kg

The load limit is increasing for the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road.

The municipality announced on Friday that the limit has been increased to 20,000 kg.

If you have a vehicle weighing more you’re asked to stay off the road until limits increase.

Heavier vehicles could damage the road, cause safety hazards, or delays in reaching bigger load limits once the ice thickens.

You’re also being reminded to drive to conditions and follow all posted signage to avoid putting yourself and others at risk of a serious incident.

Drivers are being reminded that construction is ongoing. Crews are working on a specialized ice construction method at the Des Rochers River crossings.

When passing workers or equipment, be sure to reduce your speed to 30 km an hour.

Load limits are expected to increase as work continues and the ice thickens at river crossings.

All changes to the load limits will be announced by the RMWB.

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