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Work Zone Awareness Week

April 9-13, 2018

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Work Zones are No Phone Zones

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Warmer weather equals the start of a busy season of construction and maintenance work on Missouri’s roads and bridges. The Missouri Department of Transportation reminds motorists of the importance of driving safely through work zones.

Motorists are urged to observe warning signs and merge before reaching lane closures. Please be aware of changing traffic conditions. Traffic could slow or stop unexpectedly, traffic lanes can merge, or equipment and workers can enter the roadway. Be aware and be prepared to slow down. Driving too fast for the conditions is a major factor in work zone crashes.

Two of the leading causes of crashes in work zones are driving too fast for conditions and driving distracted. Other contributing factors include following too closely, inattention, changing lanes, failure to yield, and driving too fast for conditions. Motorists are required by the 2012 ‘Move Over’ law to slow down or change lanes when approaching law enforcement, emergency response vehicles and MoDOT vehicles parked on the side of the road or in a lane.

Two simple things that drivers can do – buckle up and put your phone down; that text message can wait.

Motorists will see work zones on  Interstate 44 and Interstate 70, U.S. Route 54 and U.S. Route 65.  Many of these work zones will be in place throughout 2018. Drivers are urged to slow down and watch for equipment and crews on the roadway.

Work zones are dangerous places. Please pay attention and drive safely in work zones.

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