Spring road weight restrictions effective Friday, April 7


The 2023 Spring road weight restrictions come into force in Saskatchewan on Good Friday, April 7.

These restrictions are used by the province and rural municipalities to reduce potential damage to the highway system.

Highways minister Jeremy Cockrill says weight restrictions prevent damage during spring thaw to pavement and the ground beneath the road.

He says they reduce maintenance costs and enhance safety.

The road bans reduce allowable weights on rural municipal roads and secondary weight on provincial highways by 10 to 15 percent and usually last about six weeks.

These road restrictions usually begin in March, but due to colder weather last month, restrictions were delayed.

Spring road bans will be on the internet at Saskatchewan.ca/trucking, under the new spring order link.

The spring restrictions will remain in place for up to six weeks.

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