FREDERICTON (GNB) – Spring weight restrictions for truck traffic will come into effect on Monday, March 2, in southern New Brunswick, and on Monday March 9 in northern New Brunswick. Restrictions will continue until midnight on Sunday, May 17 in southern New Brunswick and until midnight, Sunday, May 24 in northern New Brunswick.

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

“These weight restrictions ensure that our road infrastructure does not suffer damage during the annual frost and thaw cycle,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Oliver. “We provide this notice to the trucking community to allow them to reduce their loads or plan alternate routes during this period.”

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
  • that portion of Route 625 between Gordon Vale Road and Route 8.

Details are available online. Should weather conditions warrant, district engineers are authorized to close roads to trucks or impose weight restrictions on highways or portions of highways at anytime.