It's time to get out the map, cause the roads are changing in Swift Current if you're driving a big rig.

That's because city council is getting ready to roll out a brand new Truck Route bylaw.

Jolene Peters, the manager of engineering for the City, said periodically, the city reviews its bylaws and if necessary, amends or reintroduces them to meet the needs and changes the community experiences over time.

"Over the past two years, the infrastructure and operations department has been reviewing the truck routes within the city," revealed Peters. "Currently, all bylaws relating to heavy and over-dimensional vehicles are outlined in the traffic bylaw No. 3-1996."

To adapt to the changes Swift Current has gone through since this bylaw was implemented, the infrastructure and operations division has come up with a new bylaw, that would alter the old routes, as well as enforcement abilities that pertain to those routes.

"In order to implement the new truck route bylaw, amendments to the existing traffic bylaw are required to eliminate potential conflicts," educated Peters.

The new bylaw includes three truck routes for heavy vehicles, over-dimensional vehicles, and dangerous goods being transported through the city. It also entails permit requirements and enforcement capabilities.

This presentation to council was simply to present the idea of implementing this bylaw. The truck route bylaw has not yet been implemented.