YORKTON, Sask. - The province of Saskatchewan opened a new commercial vehicle inspection station here recently. Highways and Infrastructure Minister, Wayne Elhard, cut the ribbon at the new weigh scal...
YORKTON, Sask. – The province of Saskatchewan opened a new commercial vehicle inspection station here recently. Highways and Infrastructure Minister, Wayne Elhard, cut the ribbon at the new weigh scale and claimed the area is becoming a business hub.
“We want to ensure the current economic momentum continues both here in Yorkton and the province as a whole. One of the best ways to do that is to improve and maintain transportation infrastructure so critical for economic development,” said Elhard.
The new inspection station was built at a cost of $556,000 and replaces a facility that was built in the 1950s.The station will allow for the weighing and inspection of more than 11,000 trucks per year.
“Our Transport Compliance officers help prevent accidents and protect our roads by ensuring commercial vehicles move safely across Saskatchewan,” Elhard said. “This new facility will go a long way to making sure our employees have the right tools to carry out their enforcement activities.”
The inspection station has been raised to allow officers to speak with drivers at eye level. It’s expected about 60 trucks will pass through the scale each shift.
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