Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

The results of software-based translation do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos, and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Winter Weights Ending on Southwest Saskatchewan Highways

Released on February 19, 2016

The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure is removing winter weight allowances on secondary weight highways in southwest Saskatchewan. Changes come into effect February 22. 

“While frozen roads provide a surface that allows shippers to carry heavier loads, soft roads need to be protected from unnecessary damage,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Nancy Heppner said. “Our staff monitors roadbed temperatures closely to ensure heavier winter weights are left on as long as possible.” 

The removal of winter weights will start in the south and move north in the coming weeks. By legislation, winter weights are removed in southwest Saskatchewan on the last day of February and in the rest of the province on March 15. However, winter weights can be removed sooner by Minister’s order if road conditions warrant. 

The end of winter weights season will be followed by the implementation of spring road bans starting in the southwest part of the province and then moving north. Once in place, spring road bans may remain in effect for up to six weeks, allowing time for roads to dry. 

Weight restriction orders are published online at www.highways.gov.sk.ca/restrictions/ under the link for the new order. 

You can also call the Highway Hotline at 306-787-7623 (Regina and area), 306-933-8333 (Saskatoon and area), 1-888-335-7623 (across Canada) and *ROAD (SaskTel cellular customers). Road restriction orders and other related information is also available. 

In addition, technical and regulatory information is available by calling the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Inquiry Line at 1-866-933-5290 inside Saskatchewan and 1-306-933-5290 outside Saskatchewan. The line operates Monday to Friday, except statuary holidays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

-30-

For more information, contact:

Sonja Orban
Highways and Infrastructure
Regina
Phone: 306-787-8484
Email: sonja.orban@gov.sk.ca

We need your feedback to improve saskatchewan.ca. Help us improve