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    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

 MINISTER'S ORDER          No: 56-2016-WR7

ORDER for Weight Restriction for the purpose of managing traffic on Provincial Highway No. 56.

 

Reference:  Weight restriction on Provincial Highway No. 56 from 21.7 km north of its junction with Provincial Highway No. 1 at Indian Head to Lebret, excluding when directly crossing Provincial Highway No. 56 at all intersecting public highways.

Pursuant to section 35.1 of The Highways and Transportation Act, 1997, the Minister hereby Orders:

Effective 12:01 AM, July 29, 2016, and until further notice,

Provincial Highway No. 56 from 21.7 km north of its junction with Provincial Highway No. 1 at Indian Head to Lebret;

Shall be restricted as follows:

  • The maximum gross vehicle weight not to exceed 8,000 kg (17,600 lbs).
  • The maximum gross weight on any axle not to exceed 5,500 kg (12,100 lbs).

The restriction does not apply to:

  • Emergency vehicles;
  • Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure vehicles and municipal maintenance equipment when conducting maintenance or accessing sites on or along the restricted highway;
  • SaskPower, SaskEnergy and SaskTel vehicles when accessing sites along the restricted route;
  • Recreational vehicles;
  • Buses;
  • Farm Equipment operated or towed.

 

The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure will recognize SGI overweight permits on the front axle as legal permission for overweight vehicles on the front axle to travel on the weight restricted section of Provincial Highway No. 56.

This Order is issued on a permanent basis and should not be confused with Spring Road Restriction Orders.

The 15 Kilometre Rule does not apply under the Order.

Jennifer Ehrmantraut,
Associate Deputy Minister,
Operations Division,
Highways and Infrastructure.



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