City of Montreal workers at the McTavish Street construction site have reported that a significant number of people have not been very attentive to the signs and regulations designed to make the site as safe as possible. Of particular concern are people wearing headphones who do not hear warning signals as equipment and trucks are backing up. This has led to a number of situations in which serious accidents have been narrowly averted.
Construction sites are inherently hazardous and the workers and City officials do everything in their power to minimize those risks. But pedestrians should also take responsibility for their own safety.
When crossing McTavish Street, pedestrians should pay special attention to the truck and equipment traffic and should be aware of and follow instructions from flagmen and signs on the site. It is most important that headphones be avoided when crossing through the construction site.
For more information about construction work being done on McTavish Street, go here.