Quebec Thaw to start on April 23 for Zone 3 Zone 2 ends on May 18

The purpose of this message is to inform you that the 2018 thaw will start in Québec on April 23rd for the zone 3.

Please note that the date for the end of thaw period in Zone 2 has been changed. The thaw period for the zone 2 will end on May 18th.

During this period, authorized load limits are reduced because the road network load bearing capacity is weakened. Restrictions vary between 8% and 20% according to the vehicle’s type of axles and configuration. For more information, please consult the “Thaw Period – Official dates” page in the “Trucking” section of the of the Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l’Électrification des transports web site.

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Stay informed. If not already done, indicate your subjects of interest so you can get an up to date information about trucking industry in Quebec provided in the bulletin Info Camionnage.

 

Thank you for your collaboration and best regards,

 

Dave Henry
Direction générale de la sécurité et du camionnage

Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l’Électrification des transports
dave.henry@transports.gouv.qc.ca

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Enforcement Personnel on the Lookout for Unsafe Commercial and Passenger Vehicle Drivers During Operation Safe Driver Week, July 15-21

April 9, 2018

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week will take place July 15-21, 2018. Traffic safety personnel will be on the lookout for unsafe driving behaviors by commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and passenger vehicle drivers as we work toward zero deaths on our roadways. Read More

International Roadcheck Set for June 5-7 with Focus on Hours-of-Service Compliance

March 20, 2018

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck will take place June 5-7, 2018. Over that 72-hour period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers. This year’s focus is on hours-of-service compliance.

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PAVING WORK AT THE CANTERBURY NH REST AREA ON I-93 TEMPORARY FACILITY CLOSURE FOR SEVERAL HOURS ON APRIL 23

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces paving work at the Canterbury Rest Area off of Interstate 93 northbound is planned for Monday, April 23, 2018, weather permitting.  Access to the Canterbury Rest Area will be prohibited for several hours from midday into the evening hours.

This work is part of a project consists of pavement rehabilitation, guardrail replacement, slope drainage replacement, pavement rehabilitation at the Canterbury rest area, and widening/reconfiguration of a portion of the Exit 23 northbound off ramp.

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I-91 Vermont SB Detour

I-91 SB is now closed from Exit 18 (Barnet) to Exit 17 (Newbury). Traffic is detoured via Bismon Drive, US Route 5 and 302. The closure is planned to last for a 3-week period. We will continue to send update emails regarding completed and planned construction activities throughout the closure period. Contact Jacqueline Dagesse at jdagesse@eivtech.com. 

TWO NIGHT CLOSURE OF I-93 SOUTHBOUND RAMP TO I-89 NH

DETOUR TO EXIT 12S IN CONCORD OVERNIGHT ON 4/22 AND 4/23

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces the planned two night closure of the I-93 southbound ramp to I-89 northbound for nighttime work on Sunday, April 22 and Monday, April 23, 2018.  The ramp will be closed to traffic from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am each night. 

This work will improve the drainage along the ramp on Sunday night (4/22).  Monday night’s closure will be to repair the pavement areas impacted by the drainage improvements. 

During the two night ramp closure, motorists on I-93 southbound traffic seeking to access I-89 northbound will use Exit 12S on I-93 and follow the detour signs on Route 3A south to Bow junction to I-89 northbound.  The detour is approximately one mile in length. 

This project involves pavement preservation on I-89, beginning at the intersection of NH Route 3A in Bow and continuing north 8.2 miles to Exit 5 in Hopkinton.  Pike Industries Inc. is the prime contractor of the $4.1 million dollar contract that has a final completion date of July 13, 2018.

 

VTBA Regional Emergency Declaration

Dear Member,

The US Department of Transportation has issued a Regional Declaration of Emergency under 49 CFR 390.23. The Declaration is for 38 states and grants emergency relief from Parts 390 through 399 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations with some restrictions, and includes the transportation of fuel products into and from the Affected States and jurisdictions.

Please keep a copy of this Declaration in the cab of your truck.

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VTBA VT Rt. 100 Emergency Closure

TRAFFIC ALERT:  CULVERT FAILURE ON VT 100 IN STOWE REQUIRES EMERGENCY CLOSURE

THURSDAY TO FRIDAY
 
Montpelier, Vt. – Early Tuesday morning, Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) maintenance staff identified a failed culvert on VT 100, south of Stowe Village and north of Gold Brook Road. Although the culvert is currently being closely monitored for safe travel, the forecast for heavy rain later early next week, in addition to the expected increased traffic from holiday weekend travelers, has led VTrans to make an emergency declaration to temporarily close the road to replace the culvert before further deterioration makes the road unsafe.

VT 100 will be closed for approximately 36 hours, beginning Thursday, October 5 at 9 a.m. The road is planned to reopen to traffic on Friday, October 6 for the evening commute. During the closure, northbound traffic will be detoured via Moscow Road and southbound traffic will be detoured via River Road.

VT 100 is a popular tourism corridor and businesses will remain open during the busy holiday weekend. Motorists should expect minimal delay while VTrans crews work to replace the culvert safely and efficiently.

Project updates will be provided Thursday afternoon, Friday morning, and Friday afternoon through the Agency’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/VTransontheroad/.

Contact: Jim Cota, VTrans Maintenance and Operations Bureau, jim.cota@vermont.gov, 802-782-0802