PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - A new, state-of-the-art, commercial vehicle inspection station and Weigh-in-Motion weigh scale is now open to truck traffic in B.C. The station -officially named the Red Rock Ins...
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. –A new, state-of-the-art, commercial vehicle inspection station and Weigh-in-Motion weigh scale is now open to truck traffic in B.C. The station -officially named the Red Rock Inspection Station -is located on Highway 97 south of Prince George.
“The completion of the Red Rock Inspection Station is another important milestone in our work along the Cariboo Connector,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Shirley Bond. “We’ve put in place the latest technology to ensure truck traffic flows as efficiently as possible along the route, and we’ve also made safety improvements to the highway that will benefit commercial traffic and the residents of Red Rock and area.”
The Red Rock Inspection Station is the third station in B.C. to use Weigh-in-Motion technology, which can remotely weigh and measure commercial vehicles for compliance at highway speeds. It is also the northern anchor of the province’s Weigh2GoBC initiative, a network of nine intelligent inspection stations along B.C. highways.
“B. C. is a leader in the use of technology to support the trucking industry,” said Paul Landry, president and CEO of the B.C. Trucking Association. “Carriers who participate in the Weigh2GoBC program are seeing demonstrable savings of time and fuel, which is good for the economy, a benefit to the environment, and important to their bottom lines.”
The new commercial vehicle inspection station is located on Highway 97 at the community of Red Rock. The facility is a centre median scale servicing both northbound and southbound commercial traffic. As part of this initiative, more than 15 lane kilometres of Highway 97 and local side roads were reconstructed.
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