Saskatoon contemplates stricter rules to make construction work zones safer in 2017

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Officials say they are receiving re-ports daily of motorists disrespecting construction zones. Some drivers are failing to reduce their speed, but most issues arise when motorists ignore ‘local access only’ signage and even move traffic barriers.

Next year, the city may implement immovable barriers and full street closures around construction sites because of ongoing incidents.

Despite challenges, the city has seen improvement at short-term/moving sites, according to a published report. It attributed the success to better signage and more rigorous safety inspection requirements.

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