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Load restrictions on Sudbury roads start on Saturday

City uses reduced load period to lower the effects of heavy vehicles on roads during spring thaw
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The city of Greater Sudbury's reduced load period for heavy vehicles starts at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, March 23. (File)

The city of Greater Sudbury's reduced load period for heavy vehicles starts at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, March 23.

Under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, the City of Greater Sudbury has a number of by-laws which regulate the movement of trucks/heavy vehicles through the city. A heavy vehicle is any commercial vehicle having a gross vehicle weight of five tonnes or more.

To reduce the effects heavy vehicles have on roadways during the spring thaw, there is a period of reduced loading on certain roads. During this time, the maximum weight must not exceed five tonnes per axle.

The reduced load period runs from Saturday, March 23 to early June but may vary depending on road conditions. All roads covered by half loading are posted with regulatory signs.

For more information, visit www.greatersudbury.ca/loadrestrictions.




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