Sask. Government, R.M.’s Introducing Spring Road Ban Exemptions

The Saskatchewan Government is working with Rural Municipalities to lift spring road bans for priority goods.
Highways and Infrastructure Minister Greg Ottenbreit says they are working with R.M.s “to provide consent to determine which roads can handle secondary weights” and at the same time “to monitor roads to prevent unnecessary road damage.”
The province says this will “help lessen the impacts of many challenges in the provincial agriculture sector.”
Agriculture Minister David Marit adds this will help farmers “finish last year’s harvest, market last year’s crop, and get this year’s crop in the ground.”
Producers are currently in need of critical supplies such as seed, fuel and fertilizer.
The exemption for the movement of priority goods also applies to potable water delivery, garbage pickup and septic removal.

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