Putting the brakes on half load season

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CORNWALL, Ontario - A restriction that forces big rigs to lighten their loads when transporting goods throughout Cornwall and SDG is quickly approaching an end.

Half load season is nearly over in Cornwall and SDG.

Public works managers throughout the region anticipate that half-load restrictions will start to be lifted on Tuesday, May 20.

Contractors and transportation companies have been restricted since March 21 from carrying a maximum of five tonnes per axle on the weaker roads located throughout the region.

The most recent review of road conditions confirmed that there are still some locations throughout the county where frost has not quite thawed from under the road surface.

“We encourage those concerned about half load conditions to keep an eye on the county, local municipal, and City of Cornwall websites as we may not be able to lift the half load restrictions on every road through SDG,” said Benjamin de Haan, county engineer for the SDG Counties.

If there is a half-load sign posted on the road, the restrictions are still in effect – these specific roads will be noted on the county website.

Geographic location: Cornwall

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