June 2016 News Archive

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Drivers reminded to drive safe in construction zones

June 16, 2016 3:59 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

With construction season in full swing across the city, drivers are reminded to exercise caution in construction zones to help ensure the safety of workers.

When entering a construction zone:

  • Slow down and observe all posted signs, including speed limits.
  • Obey all rules and signs, even when work is not happening as there may still be danger present.
  • Be patient and courteous to keep traffic moving and leave space for other drivers to merge when lanes are closed.
  • Put the phone away – Alberta’s distracted driving law prohibits the use of cell phones and other hand-held devices while driving, even while stopped at a red light or in a construction zone.

Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead and give themselves extra time to get to where they need to go during construction season. This summer’s major construction zones include 67 Street and 30 Avenue and . Additionally, the Traffic Impact Map highlights road and lane closures that will last longer than a day.

Communications and Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

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