City Asks Drivers To Eliminate #NotoriouslyClose Calls In Work Zones

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May 19, 2023

MOOSE JAW – The City of Moose Jaw is asking drivers to avoid #NotoriouslyCloseCalls and steer clear of construction crews.

“We only get a few months every year to complete road repair and many other infrastructure projects,” said Mayor Clive Tolley. “When drivers illegally cross barriers and enter work zones they put lives at risk and slow down the progress of work. We ask all drivers to obey posted signage, slow to 30 km/hr and exercise caution near all work zones for the safety of everyone.”

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.

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 9 and 10 of the City’s Traffic Bylaw.

 

It is illegal to drive into areas where Road Closed signs are posted.

 

Slow down and watch for oncoming traffic when going around active crews.

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.

For the latest updates on road closures in Moose Jaw, visit the Road Closures page on the City’s website, www.moosejaw.ca.

Below, City of Moose Jaw employees recount dangerous incidents due to drivers ignoring work zone signage.