As construction projects continue across the City and traffic volumes increase after the summer holidays, the City of Saint John is reminding motorists to “look out” for City workers who perform construction, maintenance and public safety services on city roads, particularly services carried out in the right of way and in traffic.
Reminding drivers that “We look after the City, please look out for us”, the campaign highlights City workers and the work they do – on, over and under streets every day -- in traffic right of ways.
“We want to ensure the safety of our workers,” says Peter Morgan, Manager, Safety and Policy. “Motorists must slow down and obey the posted speed limits while driving through construction and work zones.”
Drivers caught speeding in a construction zone will lose three points off their licence and receive a fine of $172.50.
Employees from the Saint John Fire Department, Saint John Police Force, Saint John Water, City of Saint John Transportation and Environment and Parks and Urban Landscape Services have joined forces to promote the message. The campaign comprises poster boards on the City’s packer trucks, and information posted on the City’s website and through Twitter and Facebook.
For information about City construction projects, sign up for notification of the weekly construction report at www.saintjohn.ca