FREDERICTON (GNB) – Spring weight restrictions for truck traffic will come into effect at midnight on Sunday, March 5, in southern New Brunswick, and at midnight on Sunday, March 12, in northern New Brunswick.

Restrictions will continue until midnight on Sunday, May 14 in southern New Brunswick and midnight, Sunday, May 21 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 road infrastructure does not suffer damage during the annual frost and thaw cycle,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser. “We provide this notice to the trucking community so that they may prepare to reduce their 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.”

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.

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.