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Work Zone Safety

Barrel on the US-10 Clare construction project.
Department of Transportation

Work Zone Safety

MDOT understands that traveling through work zones can be frustrating. We want you to know that we are working diligently to reduce the impacts that road work has on motorists while delivering smooth and safe roads and bridges.

It is important to remember that road and bridge construction can be dangerous work in unpredictable environments. To ensure the safety of road workers and road users - always slow down, follow all posted signs, and be alert. Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility!

Safe Driving Tips

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Normal speed limits may be reduced, traffic lanes may change, and workers, vehicles, or equipment may enter without warning. 

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Dedicate your full attention to the road. Avoid using phones or other distracting behaviors while driving in a work zone.

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Crews know what is best for moving traffic safely in work zones. Follow all signs and instructions to merge, slow down, or stop.

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Fines double for speeding in a Michigan work zone, so slow down. Keep a safe distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you.

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Vehicles may slow, stop, or change lanes unexpectedly in a work zone. Watch for brake lights and be prepared to react to traffic.

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Work zones are not there to inconvenience you. They are necessary to improve our roads and make your future drive better.