Released on April 2, 2018
The recent cold weather has allowed the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure to immediately suspend road bans on provincial highways.
“Suspending road bans lets farmers take advantage of the recent cold snap, while also protecting roads from unnecessary damage,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister David Marit said. “With the backlog in the grain handling system, our producers need to be able to haul as much grain as possible when they have the opportunity.”
Allowable weights are reduced on some provincial highways and roads in rural municipalities (RMs) as roads thaw in the spring in order to protect them from damage caused by heavy trucks. Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure staff continually monitor both air and road temperatures and will reinstate bans as conditions warrant.
Spring road bans typically reduce allowable weights on RM roads and secondary weight provincial highways by 10 to 15 per cent.
While spring road bans are not in effect on provincial highways, there are bans in place in some RMs. Some of these RMs may also elect to suspend road bans in their respective municipalities.
Up-to-date information on any seasonal weight restrictions that are in place is available at www.saskatchewan.ca/business/transportation-and-road-construction/information-for-truckers-and-commercial-trucking-companies/regulations-and-road-restrictions/increased-weights-and-road-restrictions.
For more information, contact:
Highways and Infrastructure