TRUCKERS AND FARMERS ADVISED OF NEW DETOUR ROUTE ON PTH 83 IN ROBLIN, RUSSELL AREA
– – – PR 482 to be Used to Accommodate Maximum Weight Truck Loads
Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation advises truckers and farmers in the Roblin and Russell area the detour around the damaged area of PTH 83 will be rated for Road and Transportation Association of Canada (RTAC) loads, the maximum legal truck weight, following work on PR 482.
A portion of PTH 83 north of Russell was closed due to a landslide in July. Effective immediately, all traffic will be able to use PTH 5 west of Roblin and PR 482 as the designated detour.
PR 482 can handle RTAC loads now. Work will begin on the road in September to ensure it can continue to carry RTAC loads with increased traffic throughout the fall and winter. All bridges and structures on the new portion of the detour route can also handle RTAC legal truck weights.
Speed limit reductions will be put in place at points along the detour to ensure the safety of all motorists using this route.
During the spring of 2013, typical annual road weight restrictions will be put in place on this portion of PR 482 to protect the road’s structure during the spring thaw period.
Motorists are reminded to slow down and use caution when approaching and in any construction zone for their own safety and the safety of workers.
The latest information on lane closures and road conditions is available any time at 511 (toll-free), www.mb511.caor by following the Twitter account @MBGovRoads.