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Nova Scotia increases weight limits on provincial roads

HALIFAX, N.S. -- Nova Scotia has increased weight limits on certain provincial roads to help improve truck pro...


HALIFAX, N.S. — Nova Scotia has increased weight limits on certain provincial roads to help improve truck productivity, the province announced yesterday.

 

The amended regulations create a new class of intermediate weight roads that will allow 47,500 kgs to be carried on a specified six-axle tractor-trailer. Most of the newly-classified roads had a previous limit of 41,500 kgs.

 

“An increase of 6,000 kgs on these tractor-trailers will actually reduce pavement damage because fewer trips will be required to move a fixed amount of product,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Brooke Taylor. “In fact, because the weight of the trailer is being spread over more axles, it means there will be less wear and tear on the roads.”

 

To find out which roads are affected, visit the province’s Web site.


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