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Contracts awarded for pilot project monitoring construction zone speeds

Vehicles are stopped during road work in St. Anthony on Aug. 3 - Stephen Roberts
The provincial government is implementing a pilot project to monitor vehicle speeds in construction zones. - Stephen Roberts

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Technology to monitor the speed of vehicles in construction zones will be in place within the next few weeks.

In a release Tuesday, Aug. 14, the Department of Transportation and Works announced three contracts, valued at a total of $81,000, have been awarded to Shanahan’s Investigation and Security, Redflex Traffic Systems, and Sensys Gatso Group.

“We frequently encourage motorists to consider the safety of people who work in highway construction zones. This pilot project will help guide further steps to improve the safety of motorists and crews,” Transportation and Works Minister Steve Crocker said.

A request for proposals (RPF) for services to monitor the speed of vehicles in construction zones was issued in June.

A review of the information collected and the technology used will be completed before the start of next year’s road construction season.

Information on active highway construction zones throughout the province is available at https://www.roads.gov.nl.ca/construction/default.stm.

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