More than 80 photo enforcement speeding tickets were issued to drivers speeding through construction zones during a recent two week period.
“With more than 50 active highway work zones throughout the province, it is imperative that drivers slow to 60 km/hr through these zones,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Don McMorris said. “Eighty-three tickets were issued between August 13 and 29, and that is 83 tickets too many. Photo enforcement is an important part of our strategy to keep Saskatchewan highway workers safe, and with several weeks left in our busy construction season, we ask that drivers follow all speed signs and use extreme caution in work zones.”
Seven of the 83 tickets involved drivers who were recorded going faster than 90 km/hr.
New work underway this week includes culvert installations on Highway 20 north of Govan and Highway 52 near Ituna as well as micro-surfacing on Highway 23 near Bjorkdale.
The weekly construction update provides Saskatchewan residents with the latest details on projects underway to help to plan safe and efficient travel throughout the summer and fall.
To learn more about Saskatchewan work zones, head to www.highways.gov.sk.ca/workzone/ and to view a gallery of photos from this year’s construction season, visit www.highways.gov.sk.ca//ConstructionGallery2013.
Additional travel information about emergency road closures, the status of ferries and barges and other road activities can also be found on the Highway Hotline at www.highways.gov.sk.ca/road-conditions. It’s also available by calling 306-787-7623 in Regina, 306-933-8333 in Saskatoon, the SaskTel cellular network at *ROAD, toll-free across Canada at 1-888-335-7623 and via the Highway Hotline mobile website at http://hotline.gov.sk.ca/sk/map/mobile/.
The government has invested a record $3.7 billion in transportation infrastructure since 2008.