Spring road weight restrictions beginning

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Spring weight restrictions on all provincial roads will begin on March 2, starting at 12:01 a.m.

Restrictions begin at that time for Pictou County and the following counties: Halifax Regional Municipality, Annapolis, Colchester, Cumberland, Digby, Hants, Kings, Lunenburg, Queens, Shelburne and Yarmouth.

Restrictions for Cape Breton Regional Municipality and Antigonish, Guysborough, Inverness, Richmond and Victoria counties will start a week later at 12:01 a.m., Monday, March 9.

The department will continue to monitor road and weather conditions to determine when it is safe to remove the restrictions.

For inquiries on road weight restrictions, contact the Operations Contact Centre at 1-844-696-7737.

Quick Facts:

— weight restrictions on heavy vehicles are necessary during the spring thaw to protect roads that are weakened by mild and wet weather

— weight restrictions are expected to be in place for about two months

— some roads, including 100-series highways, are exempt from the restrictions

Additional resources:

For a complete list of restricted and exempt roads, go to: https://novascotia.ca/tran/trucking/springweight.asp

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Media Contact: Marla MacInnis

                          Cell: 902-499-6428

                          Email: Marla.MacInnis@novascotia.ca

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