Peacekeepers and SAAQ Conduct Joint Road Safety Operation



    KAHNAWAKE, QC, June 19 /CNW Telbec/ - The Kahnawake Mohawk Peacekeepers
along with Contrôle Routier Québec of the Société de l'assurance automobile du
Québec (SAAQ) will conduct vehicle safety inspections on Highway 132 beginning
on Monday, June 22, 2009.
    The operation is aimed at ensuring that vehicular traffic accessing the
Mercier Bridge respect the restrictions that are in place during the Mercier
Bridge Rehabilitation Project.
    "This joint operation will ensure that vehicles like tractor-trailers
meet the current height, width and weight restrictions," said Chief
Peacekeeper Dwayne Zacharie. "We will also be inspecting other vehicles that
may be in contravention of the Quebec Highway Safety Code," added Chief
Zacharie.
    The inspection area will be located on Highway 132 toward the Mercier
Bridge, across from Frosty's.
    Trucks and other large vehicles that exceed the 4.1-meter maximum height
restriction will not be able to access the Mercier Bridge and will be forced
to take an alternate route to Montreal.
    "We would like to remind all motorists to respect posted signs and
warnings on the roads and highways leading to the Mercier Bridge, to ensure
everybody's safety during this major reconstruction project," said Chief
Zacharie.




For further information:

For further information: David S. Lahache, Acting Public Relations
Officer, Kahnawake Mohawk Peacekeepers, (450) 632-6505


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