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$18K in speeding tickets issued in 2 hours in Saskatoon construction zone

May
15

CBC NEWS

May 10, 2017: Saskatoon police handed out over $18,000 in speeding tickets to 50 drivers in a construction zone Tuesday. The Saskatoon Police Service's traffic unit issued the fines over just two hours near the corner of Boychuk Drive and Highway 16, where a new interchange is under construction. Tickets start at $300 in construction zones. A tweet from the traffic unit drew at least one invitation for police to monitor another area of the city.

Construction to last 2 more years

Construction on the new interchange began last April and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2019, according to the City of Saskatoon. The project includes the construction of a new eastbound left-turn loop to replace the eastbound left-turn lane on Highway 16 at Boychuk Drive to address "current safety and traffic flow issues," the city says. Accessible pedestrian and cyclist paths and walkways will also be added. 

View the full story on CBC's website, here: http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/saskatoon/18k-speeding-tickets-saskatoon-construction-1.4109136