Truckers, farmers advised of new Manitoba detour route

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WINNIPEG, Man. — Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation is advising truckers and farmers in the Roblin and Russell area that the detour around the damaged area of PTH 83 will be rated for Road and Transportation Association of Canada (RTAC) loads, the maximum legal truck weight, following work on PR 482.

A portion of PTH 83 north of Russell was closed due to a landslide in July. Effective immediately, all traffic will be able to use PTH 5 west of Roblin and PR 482 as the designated detour, officials announced, adding PR 482 can handle RTAC loads now.

Roadwork is scheduled to begin in September to ensure it can continue to carry RTAC loads with increased traffic throughout the fall and winter. All bridges and structures on the new portion of the detour route can also handle RTAC legal truck weights, officials added.

Speed limit reductions will be put in place at points along the detour. During the spring of 2013, typical annual road weight restrictions will be put in place on this portion of PR 482 to protect the road’s structure during the spring thaw period, officials said.

For more information on lane closures and road conditions in Manitoba, call 511 (toll-free), visit, or follow @MBGovRoads on Twitter.

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