The Barrie OPP is encouraging motorists to show a heightened awareness in a construction zone that has played a part in several collisions.
For the last three weeks the Officers from the Barrie OPP have been focusing on a construction zone along HWY 11 between Lines 6 and 8 of Oro-Medonte Township.
Over the past three weeks, Officers of the Barrie OPP have responded to sixteen (16) collisions in this area with four of these collisions causing injuries.
Motorists are reminded to be alert when driving through construction zones due to workers and equipment being present. Posted Speeds in this area are now lower than the usual 90 km/hr and fines are increased when workers are present. Watch for signs alerting drivers to slow down. Be aware that traffic is slowing down or stopping at times. Speeding in construction zones put the lives of workers and the driving public at risk.