D-Day is fast approaching. In addition to Canada Day, moving day, July 1st is also the date chosen for the implementation of the new trucking restriction on route 201 in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield.
The Minister of Transport confirms that the measure prohibits trucks with 5 axles and more from driving on Mgr-Langlois blvd between route 132 (Hébert blvd), in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, and route 338, in Coteau-du-Lac every day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There is only one exception and it will be for local deliveries.
At all times, trucks travelling on route 201 must continue to travel in the right lane. The new measure aims to optimize the flow of traffic on route 201, particularly at peak times.
The Minister thanks the trucking industry for its understanding and cooperation in enforcing this restriction.
Trucking by the numbers
Every day, 35,000 vehicles travel on route 201 in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield. Of this number, 11% are trucks.
The average daily percentage of semi-trailer type trucks in transit is 60%, according to a study carried out by the Ministry in 2015.
Since 2011, heavy goods vehicles traffic flow in this sector has increased by 52.7%.
Since December 18th , 2017, a left lane trucking restriction has been in effect, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., 7 days a week.
Route 201 is a national highway in southwestern Quebec that crosses the city of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield in particular. In this municipality, it is a two-lane road in each direction with about ten intersections. To find out about the current obstacles on the road network, consult Québec 511, a practical tool for properly planning your trips.