The Regional Municipality of Durham

News Release

Motorists reminded to drive safely in construction zones

WHITBY, ON May 11, 2016

The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department is reminding all drivers to slow down and proceed with caution through construction zones or areas where workers are present.

“Construction season has just begun and we are already experiencing issues related to motorists driving dangerously. Drivers making U-turns to avoid construction zones—such as the work on Brock Road in Pickering—can be extremely dangerous,” says Susan Siopis, Director of Transportation and Field Services. “In order to protect the safety of workers, other drivers, cyclists and pedestrians, please slow down and proceed with caution on roads where construction or maintenance is underway. Thanks to everyone for your patience and co-operation as we work to improve the Regional road network as safely and efficiently as possible.”

All construction zones or areas marked for roadside work in Durham Region are blocked off by pylons, measured to meet provincial standards. Speed limits are reduced in construction zones, and fines are doubled when workers are present.

For information about current and upcoming Regional construction, design and environmental assessment projects, visit

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