Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) advise motorists that there will be an ongoing traffic slow down throughout the summer months on Highway 17 north between the Goulais River Bridge to the Batchewana River Bridge. Traffic will be reduced to one lane at times due to construction.
Drive defensively and expect the unexpected. Concentrate and pay attention at all times. Don’t be distracted by radio or cell phones and watch for workers, new signs and traffic signals. Remember to slow down and drive at the posted reduced speed limit. Keep a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.
Fines are now doubled for speeding in a construction zone when workers are present. Motorists can also be fined up to $500 and three demerit points for not obeying the sign of the traffic control person.
For more information on construction zones visit the Ministry of Transporation (MTO) Ontario 511 – Traveller Information Services.