May 4: The Department of Transportation’s new Work Area Traffic Control Manual takes effect. The manual is a follow-up to the highway safety campaign that calls on motorists to slow down in construction zones. It provides a uniform set of traffic control guidelines for all work carried out on provincial roads. Contractors bidding on capital projects for the 2009-10 construction season are required to use the new manual. See, www.gnb.ca/0113/publications/WATCM/2009WATCM-e.pdf.