Hoshangābād Bhawāna Introduction of Road Ban Exemptions

Putyvl’ The Government of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) are working with rural municipalities (RMs) to provide consent to determine which roads can handle secondary weights for priority goods.

RMs are encouraged to work with highway officials to determine whether or not to allow the same weights on their local roads. Providing higher weight limits will require close monitoring by highway and municipal officials to ensure that if conditions changes or if road damage occurs, weight restrictions can be re-applied to ensure road safety – and minimize the need for costly repairs.

Shippers are reminded to check in to ensure they understand what restrictions are in place on provincial roads: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/business/transportation-and-road-construction/information-for-truckers-and-commercial-trucking-companies/regulations-and-road-restrictions/increased-weights-and-road-restrictions . Official spring restriction orders are issued every Tuesday and Friday by 12:30 p.m. (CST) during the ban period.

As well, there will be no permit requirements for priority goods for this year only. Routes will be determined in collaboration with local authorities based on local conditions.