Work Zone Safety Campaign Launched in West Virginia

May 1, 2014

West Virginia officials kicked off a campaign aimed at promoting work zone safety.

The state Division of Highways launched the campaign Wednesday at an event in Charleston.

Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox spoke about the importance of safety in work zones. Other officials will include members of the West Virginia State Police and the Federal Highways Administration.

Officials say there were more than 450 crashes in West Virginia work zones last year along with two fatalities.

As the weather warms up, crews will be working on the state’s roadways and bridges. The campaign encourages drivers to be aware of crews, slow down in work zones and not to be distracted while driving.

Police also will be enforcing speed limits in work zones.

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