Spring Road Weight Restrictions

Traffic & Weather

**** TRANSPORTATION Media Release

Spring Road Weight Restrictions
Spring weight restrictions on provincial roads will begin next week in many parts of the province.

Restrictions begin Sunday, Feb. 28 at 11:59 p.m. for the Halifax Region and the following counties: Annapolis, Digby, Hants, Kings, Lunenburg, Queens, Shelburne and Yarmouth.

Restrictions for Cape Breton Region and Antigonish, Colchester, Cumberland, Pictou, Guysborough, Inverness, Richmond and Victoria counties will start a week later on Sunday, March 7 at 11:59 p.m.

Spring weight restrictions end Friday, April 30 at 11:59 p.m.

Weight restrictions on heavy vehicles are needed during the spring thaw to protect roads weakened by mild and wet weather. The Department of Transportation and Active Transit will continue to monitor the end date in relation to road and weather conditions to ensure it remains appropriate.

For inquires on road weight restrictions, call the Operations Contact Centre at 1-844-696-7737.

Quick Fact:
— some roads, including 100-series highways, are exempt from the restrictions

Additional resources:
For a complete list of restricted and exempt roads, go to: http://novascotia.ca/tran/trucking/springweight.asp


**** HRM Media Release

Municipality implements annual Spring Weight Restrictions, Feb. 28

To minimize potential damage to municipal streets and roads, the Halifax Regional Municipality will introduce its annual spring weight restrictions, beginning at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28.​

These restrictions are for heavy vehicles travelling on municipally maintained roads (see attached). Regular weight tolerances apply on exempt roads.

The weight restrictions are expected to remain in place into the spring, at which time the municipality will issue a PSA advising that the restrictions are lifted.

The municipality’s spring weight restrictions are consistent with those of the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (NSTIR). Details of vehicle restrictions can be found online at http://novascotia.ca/tran/trucking/springweight.asp.

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