“Construction season has just begun and we are already experiencing issues related to motorists driving dangerously. Drivers making U-turns to avoid construction zones, such as the work on Brock Road in Pickering, can be extremely dangerous,” said Susan Siopis, Director of Transportation and Field Services in a press release. “In order to protect the safety of workers, other drivers, cyclists and pedestrians, please slow down and proceed with caution on roads where construction or maintenance is underway.”
All construction zones or areas marked for roadside work in Durham Region are blocked off by pylons, measured to meet provincial standards.
Speed limits are reduced in construction zones, and fines are doubled when workers are present.
For information about current and upcoming Regional construction, design and environmental assessment projects, visit www.durham.ca/cdeap.