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Kamloops RCMP asking motorists to slow down in downtown construction


KAMLOOPS - As construction downtown continues to make progress, Kamloops RCMP are asking drivers to watch their speed around the construction zone on West Victoria Street.

In a news release issued today, Oct. 3, police are asking drivers to follow the posted speed limit of 30-kilometres when driving around the area.

“It is extremely important for drivers to follow work zone and speed limits, as there are both people and machinery in very close proximity to moving traffic,” Kamloops RCMP media spokesperson Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says in a release.

Crews began paving earlier this week and police have noticed some drivers are increasing their speed in certain areas, police say.

“Drivers should remember that the entirety of the construction zone is a reduced speed zone,” Shelkie says.

The Kamloops RCMP Municipal Traffic Unit will be paying close attention to vehicles travelling through the construction area and looking for speed violators.

“Remember to watch your speed in all construction zones, it could save a life and save you from fines starting at $196,” Shelkie says.

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