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Alberta installs warning systems for over-height loads

EDMONTON, Alta. -- Alberta highways are no strangers to super-sized loads, and the province is taking steps to ensu...


EDMONTON, Alta. — Alberta highways are no strangers to super-sized loads, and the province is taking steps to ensure drivers hauling these loads do not take out overpasses in the process.

The Department of Infrastructure and Transportation has installed advance clearance warning signs and high load warning systems at a number of locations in the province.

The signs are designed to provide truckers with advanced notice when their load is not going pass under the overpass. Over-height loads are directed to take exit ramps to avoid structures that are too low to pass under.

The province is monitoring the effectiveness of the systems and is in talks with the Alberta trucking industry about the number and severity of over-height collisions. For more information or to provide feedback, contact David Robinson, bridge technologist with Alberta Infrastructure and Transportation at david.robinson@gov.ab.ca.


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