Work Zone Awareness Week

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Minn. –  As construction seasons gets underway, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is sending a reminder to motorists.

We’re in the middle of Work Zone Awareness Week.  In 2012, there were nearly 2,000 crashes in Minnesota construction sites, and three people were killed.

Now MnDOT is asking drivers to use caution when you see the orange cones.

“We really need motorists to be alert that there are people ahead that are going to be working, that are going to be on the roadway. And that we need everybody to just slow down, get off your phone, pay attention. We want to make sure everyone gets home safe at night,” said MnDOT Spokesperson Kristin Kammueller.

Another reminder: Obey the posted speed limits in work zones.
If you get ticketed in a construction area, your fines may be doubled.

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