As of today, winter weights on provincial highways are removed and normal weight regulations will be mandatory province-wide.
“Our staff monitor road conditions carefully, so the reversion to regulation weight occurs at the correct time, protecting our roads from damage during spring melt,” said Lori Carr, Minister of Highways and Infrastructure.
Spring road bans are used to limit damage to the roadways during the thaw-out period that ensues as the temperatures rise. The Ministry stated that the restrictions generally start in March in southwest Saskatchewan, with the rest of the province following close behind.
During this time, allowable weights on RM roads and secondary weight provincial highways will be reduced by 10 to 15 per cent and usually last for about six weeks.