With construction season well underway within Moose Jaw, the city is asking motorists to use caution this summer and steer clear of construction zones.
Mayor Clive Tolley said in a media release that the city only has a few months every year to complete road repairs and infrastructure projects.
He adds that when people illegally cross barriers and enter work zones they put lives at risk and slow down the work.
They are asking motorists to obey posted signage, slow down to 30 km/h, and exercise caution near work zones.
It is illegal to enter a work site where “Road Closed” signs are present, and drivers are asked to use alternate routes. Failure to do so may result in penalties under sections Nine and 10 of the City’s Traffic Bylaw.
When crews are performing other activities (street cleaning, pothole repair, etc.) drivers are asked to slow down and be aware of oncoming traffic when going around the respective job sites.
In October 2022, a City of Moose Jaw employee was struck by a vehicle whose driver ignored “Road Closed” signs and illegally drove into a closed work area.
For the latest updates on road closures in Moose Jaw, visit the Road Closures page on the City’s website, www.moosejaw.ca.