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Enforcement cameras to be tested out at highway construction zones in N.L. this summer

Motorists on the Trans Canada Highway near Grand Falls-Windsor can expect d elays  in this area until mid-August as road construction crews repair and upgrade this  section of the TCH.
The Department of Transportation and Works is trying to make highway construction zones in the province safer for motorists and crews.

ST. JOHN’S, NL – Some highway construction zones in Newfoundland and Labrador will be monitored with enforcement cameras this summer as the provincial government works to increase safety for motorists and crews.

The province is partnering with contractors on the initiative, Transportation and Works Minister Steve Crocker said in the House of Assembly on Tuesday, May 22.

“At construction zones with high traffic volumes and high speeds, cameras will be installed to detect speeding motorists, and record information including the vehicle’s licence plate, speed and date and time of the violation,” Crocker said.

“This will determine their effectiveness for use as an enforcement tool in the future.”

Crocker said the use of attenuators – safety barriers that absorb the impact of a collision and help redirect out-of-control vehicles away from machinery and workers – will also be increased.

Meanwhile, information about road construction activity will be made more readily available to motorists through traditional and social media this summer, Crocker acknowledged.

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