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March 7, 2013
For immediate release
Spring weight restrictions set to begin Friday, March 8
Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
In an effort to reduce damage to the provinceís roads over the coming weeks, the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal will implement spring weight restrictions beginning at 12:01 a.m., Friday, March 8. These restrictions reduce the maximum load allowed per axle for larger trucks, which helps preserve the provincial investment in the Islandís highways during a vulnerable period.
Overweight permits will not be issued by the department during spring weight restrictions and tolerances will no longer be valid on all weather highways. Last year, the restrictions were in place until April 27.
Other road users are advised that mild weather can present a whole new set of driving challenges. Therefore, drivers are asked to pay attention and drive safely as frost heaves and pot holes will be present over the next few weeks.
For more information please visit www.gov.pe.ca/tir and look for the weight restrictions link.