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Municipality Implements Annual Spring Weight Restrictions

Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 (Halifax, NS) – To minimize potential damage to municipal streets and roads, the Halifax Regional Municipality will introduce its annual spring weight restrictions starting at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Feb. 29.

These restrictions are for heavy vehicles travelling on municipally maintained roads in the former County of Halifax only. A full list of exempt roads is available online at http://www.halifax.ca/snow/springweightrestrictions.php. Regular weight tolerances would apply on those exempt roads.

These restrictions are expected to remain in place until April 25, 2016; however, if the roads are stabilized before then, the restrictions may be lifted earlier and the municipality will issue a Public Service Announcement.

The municipality’s spring weight restrictions are consistent with those of the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (NSTIR). Details of vehicle restrictions can be found online at http://novascotia.ca/tran/trucking/springweight.asp.

Source: Release

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