Drivers need to lower speed in work zones aLL the time


April 20, 2023

With highway work picking up this spring, motorists should be slowing down in work zones.

Highway work zones span the length of the construction area. The work zone begins with the Road Work Ahead sign and ends with the End Roadwork sign. Work zones are marked with additional signs, including a reduced speed limit. The lower speed limit is to help protect contactors’ construction crews, maintenance workers and inspectors. In some places, those workers toil inches away from onrushing vehicles -- with only a traffic cone or temporary barrier between them and a potentially deadly crash.


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