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Respect Work Zones

Respect Work Zones 2017 - Work Zones Differ

The Respect Work Zones Campaign reminds people to obey signage, slow down, and pay attention when driving through construction areas.

The 2017 Respect Work Zones campaign has wrapped up, with zero severe or life-threatening incidents.

Improvements to the campaign this year included:
• Improvements to detour planning and set-up to further minimize traffic impacts
• Testing of new high visibility cones at work zone sites
• Improvements to mobile and short-term work zones that resulted in more clearly marked work zone sites and improved protocols for watching over crew members
• Installation of fencing in some of our longer term work zones so there’s little chance of anyone entering the work zone either accidentally or otherwise

Although there has been some progress made, more needs to be done as some road users still are not getting the message about the importance of respecting work zones.   Please remember - when you see lights, reflective cones and work zone signage, please slow down, obey signage, and pay attention when driving through construction areas.  At times construction work may appear halted or complete; however, barriers stay in place where the road is hazardous to drivers or where pavement or concrete needs to set. It’s important to continue to obey signage that is in place even when there are no vehicles or workers present and not enter a work zone or drive past signage. 

The City of Saskatoon thanks all citizens for their patience during the 2017 construction season, and we’ll see you again in 2018!

Know before you go! Plan your route around road work by checking our Road Restrictions and Construction Projects interactive map. Find traffic detour information and subscribe to Traffic Detour Service Alerts at You can also follow us on Twitter @YXEServiceAlert and with #betterroadsYXE.

2017 Updates:

Work Zone Violations Continue to Compromise Safety – August 24, 2017
City, Saskatoon Police Remind Drivers to Respect Work Zones, Respect Workers – July 27, 2017
Respect Work Zone Signage & Workers 24 Hours a Day – June 15, 2017