No charges laid under half-load restrictions

A section of Upper Canada Road in South Dundas in December 2014. (Newswatch Group/File)

CORNWALL/SD&G – With a promise of stepping up enforcement, it seems trucking companies and truck drivers got the message about spring load restrictions.

City police and SD&G O.P.P. both say they issued no tickets for heavy loads.

Weight restrictions for large trucks started March 18 and ended May 15. Last year, the season started later (March 20) and ended later (May 20).

The so-called half-load season is an effort to prevent damage to asphalt roads as the frost begins to come out of the ground during the spring thaw.

In the City of Cornwall, the roads that were under restrictions were South Branch Road (Pitt to Boundary), Cornwall Centre Road (Pitt to 138 and Brookdale to landfill site), McConnell Avenue (South Branch to Highway 401), Tenth Street East (Boundary to Virginia) and Richmond Drive (Vincent Massey Drive to city limit).

Officials were especially concerned about the roads this spring given the amount of frost in the ground after a brutal winter.

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