The provincial government has loosened up their Spring Road Restrictions, to better support the transportation of essential commodities during the fight against COVID-19.

Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler says this will help ensure communities continue to have access to items such as medical supplies, groceries and emergency equipment at this crucial time.

Essential commodities include groceries, medical supplies, fuel, fertilizer, bulk milk, potable water for non-industrial use, emergency equipment and materials, and mail delivery on behalf of the Canada Post Corporation. This also includes livestock and livestock feed in transit, and hay for feed in transit within Manitoba. 

Normally, spring weight restrictions are enforced on surfaced roads in Manitoba, to protect roads that are more susceptible to damage because of spring rains and thawing.

For more information on the updates to road restrictions, click here.