142948 (392 trucks/day)
! Truck traffic through the Joliette Scale (on I-29 to and from Manitoba) is of the same quantity as traffic through the Beach Scale (on I-94 between North Dakota and Montana). The Fargo Scale (on I-94 between North Dakota and Minnesota) handles about twice the traffic as the Joliette and Beach Scales.
122,070 weighed in 1992 and 114,762 weighed in 1993. For 1994, the breakdown (the Total column includes empty trucks not
weighed) for each month is:
Derived from an interview with Larry Propp, Superintendent, Customs Operations, Emerson, May 30,
Derived from and interview with Willber Scrumeda, Manitoba DHT, Emerson Scale Officer, May 30,
Derived from an interview with Radley Austin, Area Port Director, U.S. Customs Service, Pembina,
North Dakota. @ Derived from an interview with Don Jaster, ND DOT, Joliette Scale Master, May 30, 1995. ! Derived from information provided by Dennis Erikson, ND DOT, May 15, 1995. ^ Derived from Statistics Canada computer runs, June 19, 1995.
US 75 and MA 75
FY 1992 = 24 trucks/day
FY 1994 = 4 trucks/day
Due to a bridge restriction at Noyes, heavily loaded trucks that otherwise, would use this crossing are forced to use the I-29 crossing at Pembina. This skews the traffic in favor of the northbound direction as more of the southbound traffic is loaded and must generally use the I-29 crossing.
CY 1992 = 126 trucks/day
CY 1994 = 4 trucks/day
[2 U.S./2 Canadian]
The combined effect of a bridge restriction problem in Emerson East and the movement of custom brokerage service to Emerson-Pembina has more or less eliminated the use of this crossing as of 1995. (The only reason to use this crossing is to avoid the Emerson Scale on Manitoba Route 200.)
This crossing was considered “an excellent location for an intermodal hub facility” (pvii), but the recent movement of the brokerage business to Emerson challenges this. Rail traffic has remained stable in past 5 years;. The CN, CP, BN and SOO cross within 100 feet of each other. Southbound train traffic consists of lumber, fertilizer (urea and potash), propane, chemicals (sulphuric acid), furniture (piggyback), railcar axles (from Winnipeg), newsprint (Boise Cascade in Kenora to Fargo), grain (to Warren, Minnesota), wood pulp (to Grand Rapids, Michigan in box cars from