LATEST NOTICES FROM MTI PERMITS SERVICES
IMPORTANT NOTICE RE: ANNUAL BLANKET PERMITS OVER 3.7M WIDE PR391 BURNTWOOD RIVER BRIDGE, THOMPSON
This is an advisory to all carriers and annual blanket permit holders where overall width exceeds 3.7m that these permits are NOT VALID for travel through the construction on PR391 in Thompson at the Burntwood River Bridge construction site. All carriers moving loads in excess of 3.7m will need to contact the Permit Office and obtain a ONE MOVE permit for travel accommodation through this site. In order for an accommodation to be approved, ALL CARRIERS with loads exceeding 3.7m must be able to lift the load 1.52m (5ft) from the ground up over the installed guardrails. Carriers who cannot do this cannot be accommodated.
Carriers who are able to lift the load as indicated above, must obtain a ONE MOVE permit at which time the Permit Office will provide the contact information for the contractor as well as any other requirements for travel.. Carriers will be responsible for contacting the contractor and confirming the date and time of the move. Once the Contractor confirms this with the Permit Office and all other required approvals are completed, a permit will be issued. If you are within the dimensions of your annual blanket permit, no overdimensional fees will be charged for the One Move permit. Please indicate your annual blanket permit number at the time your permit application is made.
Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure is currently working with the contractor on site to prepare a staging area for carriers who require accommodation and must lift their load in order to move through the construction.
IMPORTANT: FROM JULY 10 TO OCTOBER 7, 2023 NO MOVES EXCEEDING 3.7M WILL BE ABLE TO BE ACCOMMODATED.
Should you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact:
Manager, Permit Services
Motor Carrier Safety & Permits
Manitoba Transportation & Infrastructure
Permit Office: 204.945.3961 or 877.812.0009
2022-2023 Winter Seasonal Weights – Order No. 15
Please find below the updates related to the ending of the 2022-2023 Highway Winter Seasonal Weights (WSW):
- 2022-2023 WSW will end on Friday, April 7, 2023 in Climate Zone 3 (Thompson and northern areas).
- 2022-2023 WSW have ended on Monday, March 13, 2023 in Climate Zone 1A (Southern Manitoba) and Zone 1B (Swan River area)
- 2022-2023 WSW have ended on Thursday, March 23, 2023 in Climate Zone 2 (The Pas area)
2023 Spring Road Restrictions (SRR)
Due to the on-going frost boils and potential excessive damage to roads, a special weight restriction will be applied to PR 363 from PTH 83 to Saskatchewan boundary effective immediately. The restriction will remain in place until Monday, May 22, 2023. More details
Special Weight Restriction for PTH 41, PR 250, PR 262 and PR 264
Please be advised that due to the on-going frost boils and potential excessive damage to roads, a special weight restriction will be applied to the following road sections effective immediately. The restriction will remain in place until Monday, May 22, 2023.
PTH 41 from PTH 42 to 0.6 km South of PTH 16
PR 250 from PTH 16 to 3.0 km north of PTH 45
PR 262 from PTH 16A (Minnedosa) to PR 265
PR 264 from West junction PTH 16 to north junction of PTH 4
Please find below the latest updates related to the start of the 2023 Spring Road Restrictions (SRR):
- Spring Road Restrictions (SRR) will be ending at 11:59 PM on Thursday, May 18 in Climate Zone 1B, Zone 2 and Zone 3 (no restrictions starting from Friday, May 19)
- Spring Road Restrictions (SRR) will be ending at 11:59 PM on Monday, May 15 in Climate Zone 1A (no restrictions starting from Tuesday, May 16)
Change in Restriction Level from Level 2 to Level 1 on the following road section:
- PTH 34 – 2.0 km south of Assiniboine River (River Road) to Assiniboine River
Employer Advisor Office – for questions with WCB
Navigating the complexities of the workers compensation system can be a daunting task to even the most experienced employer. For small businesses, and employers new to Manitoba, the challenges are even greater.
Now there is a place Manitoba employers, small and large, can call.
The Employer Advisor Office (EAO) was created to provide advice and assistance to Manitoba employers navigating the intricacies of the workers compensation system. It provides guidance and resource materials, including advice and information about employers’ rights and responsibilities under the Act.
Contact the office at 204-945-3363, or toll free at 1-800-282-8069 ext. 3363.
It is completely independent from the Workers Compensation Board, which enables the EAO to advise employers in confidence.
Employer Advisors have expertise in all areas of workers’ compensation. Advisors are available five days a week, eight hours a day to field calls from a toll-free line. An employer can call with any question related to the Act and WCB, whether that be claim related or with regards to registration and premiums.
“Although we only opened our doors (last) summer, we’ve already had positive comments from the clients we’ve assisted,” says EAO Manager Tracy Hancocks. “Comments like ‘I just wanted to thank you for your help and detailed response, this was very helpful and I appreciate your service.’”
Hancocks is hoping word spreads about the free and confidential services provided by their office.
The EAO, made possible by the 2021 amendment to The Workers Compensation Act, is funded by the contributions made by employers to the workers’ compensation system. A similar program for injured workers has been available under the Act since 1982 through the Worker Advisor Office.
For more information, click here or visit the Employer Advisor Office .
REDUCIBLE LOADS: LEGAL/NORMAL AXLE WEIGHTS (M.R. 575/88)
Weights listed are maximums. Weight on steer axles are calculated at 10 kg/mm width of tire. All other axles are calculated at 9 kg/mm width tire.
Example: Truck tractor with 280mm tires for Normal and Winter Seasonal: 280 x 2 x 10 = 5600 kg. This would be the legal maximum for this tire size.