FREDERICTON (GNB) – Spring weight restrictions will be lifted from highways in southern New Brunswick on Sunday, May 10. In northern New Brunswick, weight restrictions will remain in place until midnight on Sunday, May 17.

“Thanks to milder temperatures, we were able to remove these restrictions a week earlier than anticipated,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Oliver. “It is important to note that some of our secondary routes will remain restricted or closed to trucks until the road conditions improve.”

Weight restrictions for trucks are imposed each year to protect highways from damage during the spring thaw. Traditionally, these restrictions are removed in late May.

District engineers are authorized to close roads to trucks or to impose weight restrictions on highways or portions of highways at any time to protect them.