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Saskatchewan construction zone safety


April 2, 2013
By Aggregates and Roadbuilding

April 2, 2013, Regina, Sask. – A record number of deaths on Saskatchewan highways last year are behind the government's latest move to improve road safety in the province.

April 2, 2013, Regina, Sask. – A record number of deaths on Saskatchewan
highways last year are behind the government's latest move to improve
road safety in the province.

The fatalities included highway worker Ashley Richards, who was struck while working as a flag person in a construction zone.

The government has announced more signage in work zones so drivers know when they have to slow down.

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The usual orange signs with black worker figures on them will clearly state when workers are actually present.

A black-and-white speed sign will immediately follow to remind motorists to drive no faster than 60 kilometres an hour.

The government has also raised fines for people caught speeding in construction zones.

– The Canadian Press