End Of Summer Doesn't Mean End Of Road Construction

By: wowt Email
By: wowt Email

Many folks will be taking to the road over Labor Day to enjoy the last long weekend until winter sets in.

But the end of summer doesn’t mean the end of construction season.

The Iowa Department of Transportation and the state’s counties and cities continue to have work zones across Iowa.

Driver behavior is the key to safety in work zones. Following a few simple guidelines can greatly keep both drivers and workers safe.

Some Recommendations include:
---Expect the unexpected in any work zone along any road.
---Slow down. be alert and pay attention to all signs.
---Watch out for flaggers.
---Merge as soon as possible.
---Slow down when directed.
---Don’t tailgate.
---Beware of mobile work zones may be mobile.
---Expect delays.

Prior to traveling, IDT officials urge motorists to visit 511ia.org for the latest traveler information on current projects that may affect travel plans. It can also be accessed on Twitter @iowadot or @statewideia511.

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