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Automated Flagger Assistance Device being used on rural roads in Ottawa

DCN-JOC News Services
Automated Flagger Assistance Device being used on rural roads in Ottawa
CITY OF OTTAWA — A new traffic control device for short-term construction and roadwork sites is being used on rural Ottawa roadways. The Automated Flagger Assistance Device has a red and amber light signal, along with a swinging arm gate, which is more visible at a distance by approaching motorists.

OTTAWA — A new traffic control device for short-term construction and roadwork sites will become a fixture on rural Ottawa roadways.

The Automated Flagger Assistance Device (AFAD) has a red and amber light signal, along with a swinging arm gate, which is more visible at a distance by approaching motorists, explains a City of Ottawa release.

If you are approaching an AFAD with an amber signal-light flashing and gate arm in the up position, you can proceed. If there is a solid amber signal with the gate arm in the up position, slow down and stop if safe to do so. You can proceed when the signal returns to a flashing amber light.

If you see a solid red signal with the gate arm down, all vehicles must stop. You can proceed when the signal returns to a flashing amber and the gate arm returns to the up positions.

Remember, if you are driving on a roadway with construction zones follow all road signs and work-zone speed limits.

“Dedicated workers on these sites have wives, husbands, partners, families and friends, who need them to return home safely from work each day,” the release reads. “Don’t speed to save time. Slow down to save a life.”

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