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Bylaw Services Weekly Update: Dec. 5-11, 2016

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 2, 2016) – Did you know that you can suspend electrical cord above the sidewalk? You may suspend cords as long as they’re at least 2.4 metres above the surface above the sidewalk. You can do this by securing a structure on your property that will suspend the cord. These structures may remain in place from Nov. 1 to March 30.

Electrical cords are not allowed to run across a sidewalk as they pose a tripping hazard for those using the sidewalk and can interfere with snow removal equipment. For the safety of those using sidewalks, let’s ensure safety when using electrical cords in the winter.

Photo radar vehicles will be located near the following areas for week of Dec. 5-11, 2016:

  • Cartier Road
  • MacAlpine Crescent
  • Thickwood Boulevard and Signal Road
  • Highway 63 between Hardin Street and Beacon Hill
  • Alberta Drive
  • School Zones within the Urban Service Area

 To view a list of photo radar locations, please visit rmwb.ca/photoradar.

DriveSafe Intersection Safety Systems are active at the following intersections:

  • Thickwood Boulevard and Silin Forest Road
  • Thickwood Boulevard and Woodland Drive
  • Thickwood Boulevard and Cornwall Drive 
  • Thickwood Boulevard and Real Martin Drive
  • Franklin Avenue and Tamarack Village Mall
  • Franklin Avenue and Hospital Street
  • Confederation Way and Paquette Drive

We ask motorists to be mindful of posted speed limits and to obey traffic signals.

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