News release

Spring Weight Restrictions Partially Lifted

Effective 12:01 a.m., Wednesday, May 10, spring weight restrictions will be removed from paved roads in the following counties:

  • Antigonish County
  • Cumberland County
  • Cape Breton Regional Municipality
  • Guysborough County
  • Inverness County
  • Pictou County
  • Richmond County
  • Victoria County

The restrictions will also be lifted in northern Colchester County, north of Highway 104 between the Cumberland County line in the west and the Pictou County line in the east.

Due to the recent heavy rains, spring weight restrictions remain in effect for all gravel roads in the counties listed above.

Updated information is posted on the department's website at