The Saskatchewan government has suspended spring road weight restrictions on provincial highways.
Highways minister David Marit says the road bans have been suspended due to recent cold weather.
He says suspending the road bans allows farmers to take advantage of the recent cold snap while also protecting roads from unnecessary damage.
With the backlog in the grain handling system, Marit say s farmers need to be able to haul as much grain as possible when they have the opportunity.
Allowable weights are reduced on some provincial highways and roads in rural municipalities as roads thaw in the spring in order to protect them from damage due to heavy trucks.
Marit says highways staff will monitor weather and reinstate road bans as conditions warrant.
Spring road bans usually reduce allowable weights on RM roads and secondary weight highways by 10 to 15 percent.
While spring road bans are not in effect on provincial highways, there are bans in place in some Rural Municipalities and these RM’s may also decide to suspend road bans.