Police Fed Up With Motorists Going the Wrong Way to Avoid Construction on Charles Street

Oxford OPP are asking motorists to stop going the wrong way to avoid the construction on Charles Street in Ingersoll. 

INGERSOLL - Oxford OPP are asking motorists to stop going the wrong way to avoid the construction on Charles Street in Ingersoll. 

Police say that drivers need to follow the detours that are clearly marked. OPP have received several complaints from residents, construction workers and town employees about vehicles that are travelling the wrong way to avoid the construction. Vehicles that are detouring are travelling along Duke Street to go from Charles Street West to King Street by going the wrong way. This not only puts drivers at risk but innocent children and pedestrians that may find themselves crossing the street.

Detachment Commander, Inspector Tony Hymers says the OPP is urging every driver to follow the detoured routes and to slow down and follow all Highway Traffic Act rules when they find themselves taking detoured routes as a result of ongoing construction.

"Construction zones are hard to avoid and it can sometimes feel like they are everywhere you go. Drive carefully and be alert when entering detoured areas. Safety does not happen by accident, make safety your priority." 

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