Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan's website have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow box in the right or left rail that resembles the link below. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found at:

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.

Software-based translations 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. The 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 To Take Effect In Most Of Saskatchewan

Released on November 30, 2018

Winter Weights Begin Early Monday

During the cold winter months, secondary highways will be allowed to carry primary highway weights.  This will be in effect at 12:01 a.m., Monday, December 3 for all applicable provincial highways, with the exception of southern Saskatchewan which will come into effect when weather permits.

“As a landlocked province dependent on exports we need to be able to get our goods to market,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Lori Carr said.  “When shippers can travel on secondary highways with primary weight, they are able to move more goods and help our economy grow.”

Secondary weight highways contain the same strength as primary weight highways when the roadbed is frozen.  This helps support the heaviest legal loads on Saskatchewan highways.

When milder weather takes hold, winter weight season can be delayed.

Winter weights are weather-dependent, typically beginning mid-November and being removed on March 15.  Restrictions on the winter weights can be in effect from November 16 to 30 and also from March 1 to 14.  As in the past, when temperatures rise and roadbeds remain soft, the ministry may remove winter weights in some areas.
Commercial truckers and shippers are encouraged to check the status regularly at

To find the latest road restriction orders online, visit, follow us on Twitter @SkGovHwyHotline and look for #skweights or call the Hotline at 511.

For technical and regulatory information, commercial carriers can contact the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Inquiry Line weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1-866-933-5290.


For more information, contact:

Steve Shaheen
Highways and Infrastructure
Phone: 306-933-5641

We need your feedback to improve Help us improve