Construction and traffic control companies operating on Nova Scotia’s roads and highways are set to experience a significant reduction in bureaucratic hurdles as the government introduces amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act. These changes will simplify the process of using automated flagger assistance devices, ultimately enhancing safety and efficiency in construction projects.
Until now, companies were required to obtain approval from the Traffic Authority before utilizing automated flagger assistance devices. However, this requirement will be eliminated, streamlining operations for businesses in the industry.
“When it comes to our roads, safety will always be our first priority,” emphasized Kim Masland, Minister of Public Works. “Making it faster and simpler for companies to use these devices will reduce the risk of injury by separating more workers from traffic. By helping industry get to work sooner, these amendments may also help reduce delays on construction projects.”