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Mild spring will allow N.B. to lift weight restrictions two weeks early

FREDERICTON, N.B. -- Spring weight restrictions will be lifted from New Brunswick highways two weeks early, accordi...


FREDERICTON, N.B. — Spring weight restrictions will be lifted from New Brunswick highways two weeks early, according to Transportation Minister Paul Robichaud.

“The mild weather during winter and early spring has caused highways to gain strength earlier than in 2005,” Robichaud said.

Spring weight restrictions will now be removed at midnight on May 7 in southern New Brunswick, and at midnight on May 14 in northern New Brunswick.

Weight restrictions for trucks are imposed each year to protect highway infrastructure from damage during the spring thaw. Traditionally, these restrictions are removed in mid-May.

If weather conditions warrant, district engineers are authorized to close roads to trucks, or to impose weight restrictions on highways or portions of highways at any time to protect highway infrastructure.


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