IRD to supply pre-screening stations for Canada's Regina Bypass project


International Road Dynamics (IRD) has secured a contract to supply four commercial vehicle pre-screening stations for the C$1.88bn ($1.5bn) Regina Bypass project in Saskatchewan, Canada. 

IRD is a wholly owned subsidiary of investment holding company Quarterhill. 

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure (MHI) will monitor and screen commercial vehicles based on weights and dimensions using these pre-screening stations. 

IRD president and CEO Terry Bergan said: "The pre-screening systems will assist the Saskatchewan MHI to control overweight commercial vehicles and preserve the highway infrastructure throughout the life of the Regina Bypass." 

"The pre-screening systems will assist the Saskatchewan MHI to control overweight commercial vehicles and preserve the highway infrastructure throughout the life of Regina Bypass."

Under the C$1.95m ($1.55m) contract, IRD will supply and install an integrated system using its bending plate weigh-in-motion (WIM) scales with licence plate readers and cameras.

Set to be positioned at various points along the Regina Bypass, the pre-screening systems will be remotely linked and controlled from a data management centre.

The public-private partnership Regina Bypass project includes 12 overpasses, a 60km stretch of four-lane highway, and 55km of new service roads.