The inspection station along Highway 39 west of Estevan has been closed so that repairs and maintenance projects can be completed.
The project is worth about $500,000, according to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways. The station is used to weigh semi trucks and other commercial vehicles.
Work began on May 24 to replace the eroding concrete around the commercial vehicle scale used to weigh the trucks. When the concrete work is finished, the deck of the weigh scale will be reinstalled.
The concrete pits are more than 20 years old and need to be replaced due to damage from climate conditions and heavy trucks.
The targeted completion date for the project is September.
Although the weigh scale will be closed until the project is completed, Highway Transport Patrol traffic officers will still use the office space at the location as a base of operations and will continue to conduct enforcement activities in the area using portable weigh scales.
The Highway Transport Patrol is a team of uniformed traffic special constables who primarily conduct on-road enforcement by stopping commercial vehicles and by operating vehicle inspection stations.