Dates set for spring weight restriction removal

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal says dates have been set for the removal of road spring weight restrictions.

At 12:01 a.m. on Monday May 6, the following areas will be free of weight restrictions:
- Halifax Regional Municipality
- Yarmouth County 
- Shelburne County 
- Queens County 
- Lunenburg County 
- Digby County 
- Annapolis County 
- Kings County 
- Hants County 
- In Colchester County south of Highway 104 and bound by Folly River in the west and the Pictou County line in the east.

At 12:01 a.m. on Monday May 13, weight restrictions will be lifted in the following areas:
- Cape Breton Regional Municipality 
- Cumberland County 
- Pictou County 
- Antigonish County
- Guysborough County 
- Richmond County 
- Inverness County
- Victoria County 
- The rest of Colchester County

The weight restrictions are put in place during the spring thaw to help protect roads that are weakened by mild and wet weather.