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.