Transportation and Works
April 18, 2008

Motorists Asked to Slow Down as Work Underway on Outer Ring Road

The general public is being asked to adhere to signage advising motorists to reduce their speed, as construction is underway on the Outer Ring Road in the St. John�s area.

The Honourable Dianne Whelan, Minister of Transportation and Works, says measures to improve safety on the highway, including the installation of a median barrier and guardrail repairs, began this week and some motorists have been ignoring new speed limit signs.

"Unfortunately speeding is a problem on the Outer Ring Road when there are no obstructions but it is even more dangerous when construction work is ongoing," said Minister Whelan.

"I am asking all motorists to abide by the signs that are posted for their safety. Government will be working with the police to ensure motorists are exercising the necessary caution."

Construction is expected to continue until the end of June.

The Williams Government announced $760,000 in funding for road safety measures on the Outer Ring Road earlier this month under the $73 million Provincial Roads Improvement Program.


Media contact:

David Salter
Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 691-3577

2008 04 18                                                 10:15 a.m.


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