"Drive safe. Work safe. Save lives."

                                        Work zone safety week: Combined efforts of workers, public to reach zero deaths

The Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police, Illinois Tollway, Secretary of State Jesse White, industry partners and frontline construction workers joined forces today for National Work Zone Awareness Week, asking the public to “Drive safe. Work safe. Save lives.”

“As we begin Year Three of the governor’s historic Rebuild Illinois capital program, you are going to be seeing and experiencing a lot of work zones, regardless of your mode of transportation. When you see orange, slow down, pay attention and avoid all distractions,” said Acting Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “Always remember, the people you pass working on equipment or behind the cones and barricades are someone’s father, mother, son, daughter, friend or neighbor. At the end of the day, they want to get home safely, just like you.”

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