News release

Spring Road Weight Restrictions to Begin

Spring weight restrictions on all provincial roads will begin on March 11, starting at 12:01 a.m.

Restrictions begin at that time for Halifax Regional Municipality and the following counties, Annapolis, Colchester, Cumberland, Digby, Hants, Kings, Lunenburg, Pictou, Queens, Shelburne and Yarmouth.

Restrictions for Cape Breton Regional Municipality and Antigonish, Guysborough, Inverness, Richmond and Victoria counties will start a week later at 12:01 a.m., Monday, March 18.

Weight restrictions on heavy vehicles are necessary during the spring thaw to protect roads that are weakened by mild and wet weather. They are expected to be in place for about two months.

The department will continue to monitor road and weather conditions to determine when it is safe to remove the restrictions.

Some roads, including 100-series highways, are exempt from the restrictions.

For a complete list of restricted and exempt roads https://novascotia.ca/tran/trucking/springweight.asp .

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Spring weight restrictions on all provincial roads will begin on March 11th, starting at 12:01 a-m.

Restrictions begin at that time for Halifax Regional Municipality and the following counties, Annapolis, Colchester, Cumberland, Digby, Hants, Kings, Lunenburg, Pictou, Queens, Shelburne and Yarmouth.

Restrictions for Cape Breton Regional Municipality and Antigonish, Guysborough, Inverness, Richmond and Victoria counties will start a week later at 12:01 a-m., Monday, March 18th.

Heavy commercial vehicles will not be allowed to travel on specified roads throughout the province.

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

For a complete list of restricted and exempt roads, go to the Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal website.

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