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Saskatchewan Conducting Truck Weight Surveys

REGINA, Sask. - Truck drivers should expect to be pulled over and weighed when travelling Saskatchewan highways during July and August, as the province conducts extensive weight surveys on its road ne...


REGINA, Sask. –Truck drivers should expect to be pulled over and weighed when travelling Saskatchewan highways during July and August, as the province conducts extensive weight surveys on its road network.

The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure is conducting the survey to get a better handle on the types of weights and loads that are travelling its roads.

“The information being gathered by this survey is a necessary part of our continuing work to improve the province’s transportation network,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Jim Reiter said. “The amount of heavy truck traffic on our highways has shot up almost 10% between 2007 and 2008 alone, with the growth of the provincial economy requiring more products to be shipped by road on their way to their final destination. We conduct annual surveys in different regions of the province every year to help assist with highway planning and design to best handle this industry-driven traffic.”

One-day survey sites will be set up at 15 sites across the province and every truck that passes by will be weighed.


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