Governor Proclaims this Week Work Zone Awareness Week

Governor Eric Holcomb has proclaimed April 3-7 as Work Zone Awareness Week across Indiana. The week marks the ceremonial start to the highway construction season and intends to draw awareness to both motorist and worker safety while in the work zone – especially since the 2017 construction season is shaping up to be a large one. On average since 2014, at least 12 people have been killed each year in INDOT roadway work zone crashes. Eighty percent of those killed are motorists or their passengers. In calendar year 2017, INDOT will oversee more than 300 construction contracts totaling more than $1 billion in capital investment. The agency will resurface 3,047 lane miles of pavement; work on 41 capital projects aimed at improving traffic mobility and safety; and modernize or improve dozens of interchanges and intersections across the state. INDOT and its contractors will also rehabilitate or construct 486 bridges and small structures.

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