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Highway Work Zones

When you first come across a highway work zone, the first thing you should see is an orange sign with a black image of a worker on it, and the words “Workers Present”. This will be followed by a black and white speed sign of 60 km/h.

Slow down…it’s the law!

You need to slow to at least 60 km/h, no exceptions. You will know when you are approaching the end of a work zone, because there will be a sign indicating “End of Work Area”. This will be followed by another black and white sign, which indicates you can resume the posted maximum speed limit.

Don’t see workers?

You still need to slow to a maximum of 60 km/h. Slowing down maintains safety for our workers, but also for you. There may be cases where there are hazards in the work zone, such as a sharp pavement drop, or loose stones, which warrant keeping your speed at 60 km/h.

Avoid fines

It’s simple, don’t speed. If you are caught speeding in a work zone past highway workers and equipment, you will face hefty fines as of November 1, 2012. The base fine is $210; and will increase by $3 for every kilometre over the speed limit, up to a speed of 90 km/h, and $6 for every kilometre over 90 km/h.

Rumble strips

Gates and rumble strips will also alert you when you’re entering a Saskatchewan work zone. We first started using these devices last fall, and will continue to place them on some of our major construction projects on our busiest highways, as they improve driver awareness.

Report a work zone

When you notice improper signage, missing signs or want to complain about a contractor working in the area, please call: 306-244-5535.

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