Police warn against running red lights on bridge

April 20, 2017

The Miramichi Police Force is warning drivers not to jump the red lights on the Centennial Bridge.

The bridge is in the middle of a multi-year upgrade project and the traffic has been reduced to a single lane until at least October.

In a release, Sgt. Bob Bruce said that since construction began on April 10th, the police force has been receiving sporadic complaints that some motorists are not stopping for the red lights.

"Bridge construction crews have advised us that these violations have increased and that this illegal habit is posing a danger to their workers," Bruce said.

Miramichi Police Force officers have increased both marked and unmarked patrols on the bridge and anyone found not stopping when the lights turn red will be facing a $172.50 fine and the loss of three demerit points from their driver's license.

Bruce said he is asking drivers to be patient and stop for the lights.

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