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Posted: May 17, 2019

Slow down and move over: Mainroad

Mainroad East Kootenay Contracting Ltd. is asking drivers to be aware of and respect construction zones on highways as spring and summer travel seasons begin this weekend.

Hundreds of roadside work zones will be set up across B.C. this summer, and every day, tens of thousands of British Columbians work alongside our roadways: first responders, road builders, landscapers, flag people, tow truck operators and more.

Mainroad offers these tips to help keep workers safe:

  • Slow down before reaching a Cone Zone and obey the posted speed limit.
  • When entering a roadside work zone pay attention and avoid distractions. Leave your phone alone.
  • Pay attention to temporary road signs, traffic cones and directions given by a traffic control person.
  • Plan ahead.  Listen to traffic reports before and during your drive – and where possible – adjust your route to avoid work zones.
  • When driving near work vehicles with flashing amber, red and blue lights, always slow down and move over. If the posted speed limit is greater than 80 km/h, slow to 70km/h. If the posted speed is less than 80 km/h, slow to 40 km/h. In both situations, move over if it’s safe to do so.


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