Spring weight restrictions now lifted for Island roads

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Effective immediately, spring weight restrictions are lifted on all Island roadways.

In an effort to reduce damage to the province’s roads, the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal implemented spring weight restrictions on March 5.

The restrictions reduce the maximum load allowed per axle for larger trucks, which "helps preserve the provincial investment in the Island’s highways during a vulnerable period," said the department.

Overweight permits were not issued by the department during spring weight restrictions and tolerances were not valid on all-weather highways.

All those restrictions have now been lifted.

Last year the restrictions were in place until April 8.

Organizations: Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

Geographic location: Iceland

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  • what difference
    May 13, 2014 - 19:19

    I can't see why they even bother announcing the spring weight restrictions. The trucking companies hauling old potatoes to farms for cattle feed and moving fill from job sites etc don't have a set of scales to hit unless they're leaving the island and no enforcement in between. 3 or 4 companies have the road I live on beat completely to hell. Secondary roads are paying the price with these truckers sneaking the overweight loads from point a to point b on them. Tractor trailers should be made stay on the highway and main roads during spring weight restrictions, not allowed on gravel/dirt roads al all and also checked allot more for their weight by the highways employees.. Tarp your damn trailers when hauling too, I'm getting sick and tired of replacing windshields from crap coming out of overloaded uncovered trucks.

    • Truck driver
      May 13, 2014 - 23:53

      Quit your crying, if it wasn't for trucks you'd have nothing. It's people like you that have the industry over regulated by pencil pushers!