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National Work Zone Awareness Week on SouthEast Connector Project
As part of National Work Zone Awareness Week, which takes place April 11-15, the Regional Transportation Commission and Granite Construction are reminding the public to commute safely near the SouthEast Connector project and all work zones throughout the construction season.
Truck crossings with flagger control at both Pembroke Drive and Mira Loma Drive has been in effect for several months and will continue for the duration of the project. Traffic control is necessary for the public’s and worker’s safety as construction vehicles and equipment cross these streets to access the jobsite.
“Think orange,” said RTC Project Manager Garth Oksol. “Work zones are engineered with safety in mind, so if everyone does their part, they are helping maintain a safe zone.”
The project team offers the following tips for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians who commute through a work zone:
Drivers. Stay alert and proceed safely when you see orange construction signs while driving to know what type of work zone you are entering. Be patient and prepare for any unexpected conditions such as new traffic patterns, lane closures or detours.
Pedestrians. Obey all work zone signs and personnel and don’t be a ‘sidewalk superintendent’.
Cyclists. Ride defensively and always ride with traffic so drivers can see you and predict your movements; obey all work zone and traffic signs and signals.
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