Transportation and Works
September 28, 2018

Highway Construction Cameras Pilot Project Begins on Avalon Peninsula

A pilot project to monitor speeds of vehicles in highway construction zones and areas where highway maintenance is occurring has begun on the Avalon Peninsula. The first of three contracts to monitor motorists’ activity began today as work started for guide rail installation on the westbound lane of the Trans-Canada Highway just east of Butterpot Provincial Park.

The camera equipment will be used at the sites of various highway and roadside activities this fall such as paving, asphalt repairs and brush clearing. The data collected will be reviewed for cost and effectiveness to determine a broader use of this type of technology in the future.

Three contracts were awarded in August for proponents to provide the services. The remaining two proponents are currently preparing for their equipment to be used at upcoming road work.

Information on active highway construction zones throughout the province can be found at www.roads.gov.nl.ca.

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“Adding cameras to our road work sites is another important safety measure for contractors and maintenance crews who work on the highway. By using the recording equipment to monitor the speed of motorists, we plan to make highways a safe environment for everyone.”
Honourable Steve Crocker
Minister of Transportation and Works

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Rod Drover
Transportation and Works
709-729-1758, 730-4607
rodneycdrover@gov.nl.ca

2018 09 28                              2:35 p.m.