CORNWALL, Ontario – “If you don’t respect half-loads, you will get caught,” is the message coming from SDG County Engineer Benjamin de Haan.
Starting in March, the United Counties of Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry (SDG), City of Cornwall, and local municipalities will be working with the Cornwall Police and OPP to pro-actively inspect and enforce half-load restrictions on area roads.
“We are excited to be working with the police to ensure that everyone is following the rules,” said de Haan.
During half-load season, vehicles are restricted to carrying a maximum of five tonnes per axle on the weaker roads located throughout the region. Overweight loads will be subject to fines and a potential court date.
Because of the continuing cold weather, spring load restrictions are expected to start around March 9; however the actual start date may be further delayed due to cold temperatures.
“We will be monitoring conditions on a daily basis because we want to give companies every opportunity to move full loads while the ground remains frozen,” noted de Haan.
Municipal websites will be regularly updated to inform the public when half-load restrictions and enforcement will start.
For more information, visit www.sdg.on.ca.