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Proposals sought for Newfoundland and Labrador highway construction cameras

['There are several points along the construction zone where flagpersons are stationed to stop or re-direct traffic. ']
Transportation and Works has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for highway camera technology in construction zones this summer. — File photo

The Department of Transportation and Works has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for interested proponents to provide highway cameras to monitor the speed of vehicles in construction zones during the 2018 construction season.

The deadline for submissions is June 27.

Proposals will be evaluated based on best overall value and cost, suggested technology used, the ability to monitor and report traffic activity and the proponent’s experience in providing the service, the province said in a news release.

“The use of highway camera technology is one way we can help keep crews and motorists stay safe at highway construction zones throughout the province. However, we must all do our part to keep everyone safe by reducing our speed, paying attention and obeying all signs,” Transportation and Works Minister Steve Crocker said in a news release.  

Following the construction season, the department will evaluate whether the technology is an effective enforcement tool.

The Heavy Civil Association of Newfoundland and Labrador said it welcomes cameras in highway construction zones.

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

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