News release

Spring Road Weight Restrictions Coming

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal is monitoring air and road temperatures and expects spring weight restrictions to be put in place on Monday, March 10.

Because the restrictions have a significant impact on the trucking industry, the department strives to provide as much advance notice as possible.

The department works closely with the trucking industry and Environment Canada to determine a date that will best protect road surfaces while giving sufficient notice to truckers.

Weight restrictions are necessary during the spring thaw to help protect roads that are weakened by mild and wet weather. When weight restrictions are imposed, a list of roads that are exempt will be published in newspapers across the province.

FOR BROADCAST USE:

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal is monitoring air and road temperatures and expects spring weight restrictions to be put in place on Monday, March 10th.

Because the restrictions have a significant impact on the trucking industry, the department strives to provide as much advance notice as possible.

The department works closely with the trucking industry and Environment Canada to determine a date that will best protect road surfaces while giving sufficient notice to truckers.

Weight restrictions are necessary during the spring thaw to help protect roads that are weakened by mild and wet weather.

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