Safety concerns in construction area
POSTED: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 6:25pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 10:02am
Transportation officials in Tyler are installing a raised median around the intersection of Highway 64 and the Loop to cut down on accidents.
Now, a few frustrated drivers have been cutting through the construction cones and into the workzone... creating some dangerous conditions.
"we've put a lot of engineering and thought into the devices that are being used and the implementation of those devices to make sure it is as safe as possible .... not only for the safety of the travelling public but also for the construction workers"
If drivers are caught cutting through a work zone or speeding, they can be hit --- not just by a car --- but a citation and a fine.
"just exercise caution... slow down a little bit. look for things that are going on."
Construction employees may be working on the road morning or night, to get the project completed.
"We do appreciate the improvements.... people are just impatient"
Drivers won't have to wait long. Construction should be completed in a few months.
"Then we will be off the roadway and people can enjoy the safety benefits and the new travel lanes out there free of construction cones and barrels."