work zone 2VILLA PARK – It is Work Zone Awareness Week, and State Senator Tom Cullerton (D- Villa Park) is encouraging  drivers to slow down and drive carefully when they see the orange signs and lights that indicate a work zone.

“As temperatures warm up and construction gets underway across the state, it is important that travelers are aware of construction projects in their community,” Cullerton said. “Slowing down and moving over can keep you and construction workers safe.”

Illinois averages 6,400 crashes in work zones each year, resulting in 1,700 injuries and 34 deaths. When it comes to deaths associated with accidents in work zones, more than nine out of ten are someone other than a worker, including drivers, passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists.

To recognize those who have die in work zone-related accidents and to remind drivers to be careful in these areas, Governor JB Pritzker proclaimed April 26-30 as Work Zone Awareness Week with the theme of “Drive Safe. Work Safe. Save Lives.” The week aligns with National Work Zone Awareness Week.

“The men and women who work in these areas do so much to keep our roads and bridges safe and drivable,” Cullerton said. “Keep them and yourselves safe by taking your time, utilizing detours and paying attention.”

Visit the Illinois Department of Transportation’s website for more information on work zones throughout the state and tips on being safe in these areas. 

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