NS weight restrictions could be in place by end of month

HALIFAX — Warmer temperatures across the Maritimes have signaled that spring weight restrictions are just around the corner.

Restrictions in Nova Scotia could begin by the end of February, Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Department says.

Staff is working with the trucking industry and Environment Canada to determine the exact date that will best protect the province’s road surfaces while giving truckers ample warning.

Last week, neighboring New Brunswick announced that spring weight restrictions on highways will begin at midnight on March 8, in southern New Brunswick and at midnight on March 15, in the north.

Weight restrictions on heavy trucks are necessary during the spring thaw to help protect roads that are weakened by mild and wet weather.



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