FREDERICTON (GNB) – Spring weight restrictions for truck traffic will come into effect at midnight on Sunday, March 15, throughout New Brunswick, continuing until midnight on Sunday, May 10, in southern New Brunswick and midnight on Sunday, May 17, in northern New Brunswick.

These dates are dependent upon weather conditions and are subject to change.

“These weight limits are put in place every spring to ensure that our roads do not suffer damage during the annual frost and thaw cycle,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Roger Melanson. “We provide this notice to the trucking community so that it may prepare to reduce loads or plan alternate routes during this period.

“I thank members of the industry for the co-operation and patience they demonstrate each year while these restrictions are in place,” he said.

For the purpose of these restrictions, northern New Brunswick includes:

  • the area lying 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.

A final notice will be issued and advertised before March 15 and a detailed list of affected highways will be available online at that time.