Drivers arriving in Saskatchewan will have a clear reminder to slow down in work zones as new signs warning of photo speed enforcement have been erected at major points of entry.
“These signs clearly state that work zone speed limits are photo-enforced and that fines have tripled,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Don McMorris said. “They offer a bold reminder that drivers who refuse to respect our workers and slow to 60 km/hr will be photographed and ticketed.”
The seven signs will be posted at Highway 1 at both the Alberta and Manitoba borders, Highway 16 at the Alberta and Manitoba borders, Highway 7 at the Alberta border, and Highways 6 and 39 at the U.S. border.
Highlighting the new work underway this week is a $2.2 million surfacing project on the westbound lane of Highway 1 from Regina city limits to the junction with Highway 46. Other projects include repairs to Highway 5 near Humboldt and Highway 6 south of Ceylon, as well as culvert replacements near Grenfell, Craven and Stockholm.
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.