The Government of Saskatchewan has announced that spring road bans will come into effect for most provincial highways on Monday.
The bans will be introduced across southern Saskatchewan and the Kindersley, North Battleford and Saskatoon areas. Road bans for rural municipalities within those areas will also be in effect.
“We temporarily suspended road bans on provincial highways to let farmers and truckers haul legal weights on secondary weight provincial highways,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister David Marit said. “We are resuming road bans next week in order to protect these highways for all road users.”
Spring weights are dependent on the weather and typically start in the first week of March, however with colder than normal temperatures this year, the bans are now being introduced.
The weight restrictions are put in place each spring to protect the roads from truck damage and are expected to be implemented across the rest of the province on April 16.