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Spring weight restrictions to hit N.B. highways in March

FREDERICTON, N.B. -- Spring weight restrictions on New Brunswick highways are scheduled to begin Mar. 9 at midnight...


FREDERICTON, N.B. — Spring weight restrictions on New Brunswick highways are scheduled to begin Mar. 9 at midnight in southern New Brunswick and Mar. 16 at midnight in northern New Brunswick.

The restrictions will continue until May 18 at midnight in southern New Brunswick and May 25 in northern New Brunswick. These dates are dependent upon weather conditions and are therefore subject to change.
For the purpose of these restrictions, northern New Brunswick is described as all that area lying within the counties of Northumberland, Gloucester, Restigouche, Madawaska, Victoria and that portion of Route 108 within York County, and that portion of Gordon Vale Road and Holtville Road within York County, and that portion of Bloomfield Ridge Road between Holtville Road and Route 625, and that portion of Route 625 between Gordon Vale Road and Route 8.

Weight restrictions for trucks are imposed each year in an effort to protect the highway infrastructure from damage during the spring thaw.

A reminder notice will be issued to industry later this month. A notice will also appear in newspapers at that time, directing those interested to a detailed listing of affected highways that will be available on the department’s Web site.

Should 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.


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