FREDERICTON (GNB) – Spring weight restrictions for truck traffic will come into effect at midnight on Sunday, Feb. 28, in southern New Brunswick, and at midnight on Sunday, March 7, in northern New Brunswick. Restrictions will continue until Sunday, May 16, in southern New Brunswick, and Sunday, May 23, in northern New Brunswick.

“Seasonal weight limits allow us to protect our infrastructure during freeze-thaw cycles,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Jill Green. “We appreciate our industry partners’ patience and co-operation in reducing loads and planning alternate routes during this period.”

The duration of the restriction period is determined by monitoring weather conditions and tracking the progress of the thaw, using sensors located around the province. The dates are dependent upon weather conditions and are subject to change. Should weather conditions warrant, district engineers are authorized to close roads to trucks or impose weight restrictions on highways or portions of highways at any time.

For these restrictions, northern New Brunswick includes:

  • all areas within the counties of Northumberland, Gloucester, Restigouche, Madawaska and Victoria;
  • the portion of Route 108 within York County;
  • the portion of Gordon Vale Road and Holtville Road within York County;
  • the portion of Route 123 within Sunbury County and Queens County;
  • the portion of Bloomfield Ridge Road between Holtville Road and Route 625; and
  • the portion of Route 625 between Gordon Vale Road and Route 8.

More details are available online.