Several motorists have received hefty fines this week for driving at excessive speeds through the Deacon's Corner construction zone. 

There is a long construction zone there along the Trans Canada Highway. RCMP say it is very narrow with a lot of workers present, large equipment and lane changes in both directions. Police have highlighted four separate tickets issued this week.

The first one happened on Wednesday at 1:38 am. A motorist was travelling 101 kilometres per hour (km/h) in a 60 km/h zone. The individual was handed a ticket worth $1,123.

That same day, at 11:56 pm, a motorist was clocked travelling 106 km/h in a 60 km/h zone. The ticket was worth $1,255.

Then on Thursday at 12:39 am, a motorist was stopped while driving 104 km/h in a 60 km/h zone. That ticket was $1,202.

And then Thursday at 1:11 am, a motorist was ticketed for travelling 103 km/h in a 60 km/h zone. The individual was handed a ticket worth $1,176.

RCMP say there is no excuse for not slowing down and that even at reduced speeds, workers in construction zones are at risk as they are within feet or even inches of vehicles passing by.

Police say even if workers are not present, road dangers like sharp drop-offs, surface or lane changes are still present and put drivers at risk.