The start date of spring weight restrictions for truck traffic in Northern New Brunswick has been delayed by one week due to an extended forecast of cold weather in this region.
Spring weight restrictions for truck traffic will now come into effect at 00:01 (AST) Monday, March 13th, in Northern New Brunswick. and at 00:01 (AST) on Monday, March 6th, in Southern New Brunswick.
Restrictions will continue until 23:59 (AST) Sunday, April 30th, in Southern New Brunswick and until 23:59 (AST), Sunday, May 7th in Northern New Brunswick. These dates are dependent upon weather conditions and are subject to change
The Department reminds heavy vehicle operators and freight forwarders that the authorized axle load limits are reduced during the spring thaw period on all public roads. This is done every year to account for the road network’s lower bearing capacity during the spring thaw period.