Truckers operating oversize and overweight vehicles who use the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, N.Y., should take note. OS/OW trucks will be prohibited from crossing the bridge from Oct. 15 to May 15, 2019.
According to a news release, crews will begin the final phase of the Peace Bridge rehabilitation project in October. This will involve closing the center lane of the three-lane bridge. Due to the lane closure, it will not be possible to accommodate oversize and overweight vehicles.
This ban only affects vehicles with oversize and overweight permits. All other vehicles that meet normal Ontario Highway Traffic Act or New York State Department of Transportation size/weight limits can still access the bridge.
Truckers operating under an oversize/overweight should contact the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission operations center at 905-354-5641 ext. 4161 or 716-285-6322 ext. 4161. The operations center will assist those drivers with getting across the Niagara River via the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge.
For more information about the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission truck loads program, click here.
Peace Bridge (Photo courtesy of the Buffalo & Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority)
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