Traffic

DOT Wants To Make Work Zones Safer For Motorists

Posted July 12, 2004

— Engineers with the state Department of Transportation are discussing ways to make the workzones safer after a wreck Monday and a

fatal tractor-trailer wreck

Friday.

A six-car pile up near Highway 55 Monday did not cause major injuries, but it did cause a major traffic jam.

DOT officials have asked the Highway Patrol to step up workzone speed enforcement.

Officials are considering the possibility of more workzone warning signs. While they work on a plan, the state asks drivers to slow down in the workzone.

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