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.

Media contact:

April Gallant 
Department of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy

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