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Westsyde Road speeders impacting construction

One flagger says she sees people going up to 90 kilometres an hour past her construction zone.
May 25, 2016 - 9:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - Construction workers on Westsyde Road are upset with the number of drivers travelling at excessive speeds in marked consturction zones.

B.C. Hydro is working on one side of the road and flaggers say people aren’t slowing down for them.

Donna Browne has been working in the business for the past 20 years, and says she's seen it all.

She says the average speed she sees drivers do as they blow past her on the road everyday is somewhere between 80 and 90 kilometres per hour. But she tries not to let it phase her.

"If you want to go that fast, you better be able to slow down that fast," Browne says.

Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jodi Shelkie notes there’s always been a problem with speeding on the road.

“In general we’re asking people to slow down, especially this week,” Shelkie says.

The RCMP has been cracking down on speeders in recent weeks, handing out a few hundred tickets in the Westsyde and Halston areas.

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