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News Release for National Work Zone Awareness Safety Week 

News Release for Safety Improvements on CTH's A, O, and P

WATCH FOR CREWS IN CONSTRUCTION ZONES - PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY!

Fines Double In Construction Zones
 
CTH C

CTH A in Fox Lake east to Jersey Road
The road will be closed from June 15 to October 1.
Detour is CTH A to USH 151 and north to CTH C.
Contact person - Steve Pett, 920-386-4230

CTH J 

Will be closed on the west side of STH 26 on August 3rd for approximately one month.
The detour will be CTH K north to STH 16/60 and east to STH 26.
Contact - Rob Chancellor of Mega Rentals, 920-375-0038

CTH N CTH NP (E. County Line) to Airport Road (City of Hartford).
The road is closed to through traffic from June 1 to early October.
The Detour is CTH P south to STH 60, and STH 60 east to Wacker Drive in Hartford.
Contacts - Derrick (foreman), Mashuda Contractors, 920-229-3155
Brad Abraham, Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation, 414-852-3627
STH 26 Work continues between Juneau and Watertown.
Click the state road construction link below for more information.
Contact person - Kip Gutke, Mashuda Contractors, 920-229-3172

STH 33

Closed in Beaver Dam.
Click the state road construction link below for more information.
USH 41 Work will be done on the section in Dodge County. Click the state road construction link below for more information.
Work will be done from May 26 to the end of November.
Contacts - Chad Wondra, Michels Paving, 920-948-5937
Jon Maxwell, Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation, 608-963-4539

For state and national road construction, please click on one of the links below.

        State road construction information 
        National road construction information 

 

 

 

 

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MARCH 16, 2015

By:  Brian Field

       Commissioner

       Dodge County Highway Department

 

 

16th Annual National Work Zone Awareness Week

March 23 – 27, 2015

 

National Work Zone Awareness Week began in 1999 when the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA), and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) signed a Memorandum of Agreement pledging to increase public awareness of work zone safety issues through a national media campaign.

 

Governor Scott Walker signed a proclamation earlier this month declaring March 23 – 27 as Work Zone Awareness Week in Wisconsin.  Wisconsin annually suffers nearly 1600 crashes in work zones with 720 people being injured and 8 people being killed.  80% of those killed in work zones are motorists.

 

The Dodge County Highway Department recognizes National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week each year and supports efforts nationally and statewide to make our work zones safer places for our employees and travelers.  The national theme of Work Zone Safety Awareness Week this year is “Expect the Unexpected”.  In addition, the State of Wisconsin has a “Move over Law” which requires motorists to move over or slow down for stopped emergency vehicles.  That includes all vehicles working within the highway right-of-way but especially law enforcement and highway maintenance vehicles.

 

Work zones can present an unfamiliar situation to drivers.  Traffic patterns often change, lanes are sometimes closed, and the presence of equipment and personnel can cause challenges to motorists as they travel.  Careful attention should always be paid while driving but especially in and around work zones.  Drivers must always be attentive to changing conditions and use caution when traveling through work zones.  Remember – “Fines Double in Work Zones”.

 

On December 18, 2003, Fond du Lac County Highway maintenance employee Dennis Roeseler was killed by a motorist while working in a highway work zone on USH 41.  In March of 2006,

Winnebago County Highway employees Dan Melhorn and Marc Neumeyer were also killed while working on USH 41.  The people who worked with Dennis, Dan, and Marc will never forget them, and we hope that everyone remembers the following rules when driving near a work zone:

 

                Hang up the phone!

                Expect the unexpected

                Keep a safe distance from other vehicles

                Stay alert

                Watch for flaggers

                Pay attention to warning signs

                Merge as soon as possible

                Don’t speed

                Don’t tailgate

                Be patient

 

Who is responsible for work zone safety?  Everyone!!  We’re all responsible for work zone safety.  If you think about it, you probably know someone who works in construction or law enforcement, is a highway employee, or a tow truck driver.  All of these positions work in and around traffic and in and out of work zones.

 

Please honor Work Zone Safety Awareness Week by being safe as you travel through work zones.  We should all do what we can to keep our construction, highway, and law enforcement workers safe and able to return home each night.

 

Keep in mind when entering a work zone – “Expect the Unexpected”.

 

 

 

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