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Work Zone Awareness, Fort Devens, April 20, 2012MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey today joined Executive Office of Public Safety and Security Secretary Mary Beth Heffernan and Massachusetts State Police Colonel Marian McGovern along with Federal Highway officials and Construction Industries of Massachusetts leaders at Devens to announce traffic enforcement steps during National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 23-27.

The Massachusetts State Police will station additional officers at up to 24 state highway work zones in all regions of the Commonwealth during the week.  

During the past two years, more than 70 crashes were reported at Massachusetts work sites involving a state trooper or police cruiser.  The state Work Zone Awareness program kicked off in November 2011 and has already resulted in more than 3,000 speeding citations at work zones, along with 400 drivers cited for not wearing seat belts and 75 cited for aggressive driving.

“As we enter into the prime highway construction season and do the important work of improving our roads and bridges, we remind drivers that with the construction comes with an important warning: please slow down through work zones,” said MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey.

The Work Zone Awareness state program is a combined effort of MassDOT, EOPSS, State Police, FHWA, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and CIM.  Federal highway and traffic safety funds cover the $400,000 cost of the program.

Since 1999, the FHWA has promoted National Work Zone Awareness Week at the beginning of the highway construction season to bring national attention to motorist and worker safety and mobility issues in work zones.

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