National Work Zone Awareness Week

| April 7, 2014
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This week MoDOT will begin preparing for their summer season of roadwork with National Work Zone Awareness Week. Work zones come in many forms such as lane closures that last for BOBweeks or even months for roadway or bridge construction, or work zones that last a few hour or just one day for road maintenance.  Customer relations Manager for MODot, Sally Oxenhandler points out that motorist will see fewer major road projects going on, especially with the downturn in funding for transportation in the state.

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The “Move Over” law, protects law enforcement and emergency response vehicles parked on the side of the road.The law is simple: If you see flashing lights on the side of the road, move over to give workers and emergency personnel plenty of room to stay safe. It requires motorists to slow down or change lanes when approaching these vehicles and now includes MoDOT vehicles parked with amber and white lights flashing.  If you can’t move over, you should slow down as you pass them.

 

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