OPP Reminding Drivers to be Alert in Construction Zones

The OPP along with the MTO are reminding motorists that construction season is here and drivers need to be extra cautious.

The MTO are reporting that there are currently approximately 50 construction projects well under way around Toronto and the surrounding areas. Some of these projects consist of highway expansions, bridge replacements and road maintenance.

These projects may result in road closures, reduced lanes, lane realignments or reduced speed limits. Drivers are reminded to be prepared for possible delays in these areas.

The OPP will be monitoring traffic in these areas and want to remind drivers that speeding fines are doubled in construction zones where workers are present.

If you are traveling throughout Ontario, updated information on roads and construction projects can be obtained by calling 511, or by following the MTO on Twitter @511Ontario.

These construction projects are for the benefit of all road users and the safety of all workers is why the OPP will be patrolling those areas. Please do your part by driving safe; we want to make sure every worker goes home safe every night.

Photo Credit: Kerry Schmidt OPP

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