With construction season in full swing, motorists are reminded to keep an eye out for construction zones on provincial highways.

Drivers must obey all signs and flag persons in work zones and slow to 60 km/hr.  In some cases, work zones have temporary speed reductions left in place when workers are not present.  This is often due to potential hazards present, such as lane closures, loose gravel, fresh oil and sharp pavement drop-offs.

Speed fines are tripled in Saskatchewan when workers are present. Fines start at $210 and increase by $3 for every km/hr over the speed limit, up to a speed of 90 km/hr, and $6 for every km/hr over 90. A driver who speeds through a work zone at 100 km/hr will be issued a fine of $450, plus a victim surcharge of $80, for a total of $530.

Information and concerns about a provincial highway can be made by calling 1-844-SK-HIWAY (1-844-754-4329).

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