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City stresses importance of safe driving in cone zones

Posted at 7:39 AM, Apr 24, 2019

Warmer weather is coming in quick, which means you can expect to see a lot more crews working on the road in the coming weeks.

CDOT tells us on average, a work zone fatality occurs every 15 hours nationwide.

It was just last February when a CDOT employee was killed on the job in southwest Colorado. The worker was hit by car out on a maintenance project and died days later.

As temperatures increase over the coming weeks, construction crews will be out in full force, so slow down! Nearly 30% of work zone fatal crashes cite speed as a factor.

“Understand that those are men and women’s sons, daughters, husbands, wives that are working in those construction zones,” said Jack Ladley the Operations Manager for the Public Work Departments of Colorado Springs. “We ask that you give them your full, undivided attention when you see those cone zones.”

You’ve already seen some projects around town and that’s only going to pick up! Here’s a look at Colorado Springs current cone zone map.

The City tells us right now their number one focus is still potholes, but they’ll start heavy paving and road projects in the next month.