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Road bans implemented in the Municipal District of Bonnyville to preserve infrastructure integrity

A 75 percent ban on Municipal District of Bonnyville roads will be enforced effective Monday, March 25, at 7 a.m., aiming to safeguard road infrastructure during periods of vulnerability, particularly the spring thaw. 

 

Under this ban, all commercial vehicles exceeding the posted weight restrictions on M.D. roads, including agricultural vehicles licensed for highway use transporting equipment and produce, will require a Road Use Agreement. This marks a departure from previous exemptions granted to agricultural vehicles. However, farm equipment that does not require license plates for public road use remains exempt from the ban.  

 

The imposition of road bans is crucial for protecting M.D. roads from potential damage during periods of heightened susceptibility, such as the spring thaw.  

 

Year-round restrictions are in place on several M.D. roads, including:  

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  • Township Road 610 (Range Road 460 to Highway 657) – 75%  
  • Rge. Rd. 474 (Hwy. 660 to Hwy. 28) – 50%  
  • Twp. Rd. 624 (between Hwy. 881 and Rge, Rd, 4100) – 75%  
  • Twp. Rd. 644 (between Rge. Rd. 473 and Rge. Rd. 475) – 50% 
  • Rge. Rd. 470 (Hwy. 55 to Twp. Rd. 630) – 75% 
  • Twp. Rd. 622 (Dupre Road) (between Rge. Rd. 470 and Rge. Rd. 473) – 50% 
  • Rge. Rd. 455 (from two limits to M.D. Public Works Shop) – 75%  
  • Twp. Rd. 604 (Hwy. 667 to Rge. Rd. 445) 75% 
  • Hamlet of La Corey – 50%  
  • Rge. Rd. 420 (from Rge. Rd. 423 intersection to 65321 RGE RD 420 intersection) – 75%  

 

Commercial and agricultural haulers are urged to acquaint themselves with Bylaw No. 1840, which provides comprehensive guidelines on road usage within the M.D.  

 

Entities intending to operate commercial or agricultural vehicles exceeding weight restrictions must submit a request for a Road Use Agreement. If approved, this agreement will delineate terms of road usage within the municipality, with the M.D. retaining the prerogative to designate suitable routes. Agreement holders will bear responsibility for any roadway damage incurred during their operations.  

 

Importantly, implementing this bylaw does not constitute an open invitation to utilize M.D. roadways without adherence to regulations. The M.D. will collaborate closely with organizations to determine optimal routes while safeguarding municipal infrastructure.  

 

Notably, the bylaw does not extend to roads under provincial jurisdiction within M.D. boundaries, with primary and secondary highways remaining subject to provincial regulations. 

 

As the road authority, the Municipal District of Bonnyville No. 87 reserves the right to alter haul routes as deemed necessary due to road deterioration.  

 

For additional information on Road Use Agreements, individuals can refer to the resources provided or contact 780-826-3951.  

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