Major Paving Prompts Calls For Safety

Prince George, BC, Canada / CKPG News
Major Paving Prompts Calls For Safety

Two major road rehabilitation projects are underway this week. Milling has begun on the eastbound lanes of 15th Avenue, from Johnson to Alward, meaning traffic is not allowed until that work is done. The same process will take place in the westbound lanes next. Once that is complete, the milling process will get underway on 5th, between  Ahbau to Ruggles and Carney to Edmonton. Fourth Avenue from Edmonton to Victoria Street will also be re-surfaced. Those projects constitute the largest segment of roadworks this paving season. It has prompted the City to ask motorists to be extra-careful.
“Our contractors, our workers, our flag people will report close calls and we have had some,” says Mayor Lyn Hall. “We just want to send another message that you need to be vigilant about your driving habits when you enter a construction zone.”
The fine for going over the posted limit in a construction zone is $196, twice that of a regular speeding ticket. The RCMP say they will be just as watchful in construction zones as they are in school zones.
The work is expected to be done by September 12th, although paving itself can be subject to the whims of Mother Nature.

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