Spring weight restrictions begin March 1, 2018
Spring weight restrictions for Island roads will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018.
Weight restrictions help to reduce damage to – and preserve the province’s investment in – Prince Edward Island’s highway network. The department appreciates the cooperation of the trucking industry in complying with weight restrictions and road postings.
During weight restrictions:
- the maximum load allowed per axle for larger trucks is reduced;
- overweight permits are not issued and tolerances are not valid on all-weather highways; and
- weight enforcement efforts are increased and overweight fines triple, potentially to several thousand dollars.
The milder weather also presents a whole new set of driving challenges, so drivers should use caution and watch for frost heaves and potholes over the next few weeks.
For more information and a map of affected roads please visit Seasonal Weight Restrictions.
Any questions regarding weight restrictions should be directed to the Borden Scale at 902-437-8534.
Department of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy