Just about everyone drives through construction zones. For those who build and repair our bridges, roads, culverts and other similar infrastructure we are literally driving through their worksite and potentially putting them in harm’s way.
Whether or not we work in construction, the Toolbox Talk: Driving Through Construction Zones provides tips that may seem obvious but are certainly worth reviewing. One such tip is to be aware of construction zones and plan alternative routes if possible. The Department of Transportation and Works provides a online highway construction and maintenance slow-downs report that is updated bi-weekly during the construction season (April to November) and whenever there is a significant change in a particular project. Municipalities may also have information on construction projects that may affect traffic.