DUBOIS – PennDOT alerts motorists to a change in roadway signage that will take place next week in the city of DuBois.
School Zone signs will be placed on Route 219 (Liberty Boulevard) and Beaver Drive near the DuBois Area Middle School.
The signs were requested by DuBois City and DuBois Area School District. A traffic study was conducted by PennDOT to allow for placement of the signs.
Starting this school year, motorists traveling through the School Zone during the posted times will be required to reduce their speed.
Pennsylvania law states that the speed limit in an established School Zone is 15 miles per hour. The reduced speed limit is enforceable by police during the times listed on official traffic-control signs. The 15-mile-per-hour speed limit is in effect until a motorist reaches the “End School Zone” sign.
A School Zone slows traffic at a school to increase the safety of students as they arrive at and leave the property.
Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24-hours-a-day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 700 traffic cameras.
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA Web site.