Saskatchewan developing high clearance truck lanes
July 1, 2010
REGINA, Sask. - Saskatchewan continues to increase its trucker-friendliness, most recently committing $1.6 million to create high clearance trucking corridors for over-dimensional loads. The corridors...
REGINA, Sask. –Saskatchewan continues to increase its trucker-friendliness, most recently committing $1.6 million to create high clearance trucking corridors for over-dimensional loads. The corridors will allow oversize loads to be trucked without the need to raise or temporarily cut power lines and other structures, the province announced. The corridors will run from Saskatoon to the Alberta border on Hwy. 7 and from Melville to Rosetown via Hwy. 15 and 4.
“Providing reliable, low-cost and efficient routes to export markets is a primary focus of our government’s management of the transportation system,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Jim Reiter said. “We are listening to the people who create jobs and investment in Saskatchewan and responding to their needs.”
Saskatchewan also vowed to reduce the red tape involved in hauling over-dimensional loads. Previously, shippers had to work with regulatory authorities to plan a route and arrange for utilities to be raised with each move. Now, shippers can just pay a permit fee to use the corridor, which will cost substantially less than paying for the raising of electrical wires, the province notes.
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