As Road Construction Season Begins, State Patrol Reminds Motorists to be Especially Cautious in Highway Work Zones. With another road construction season getting underway, the Wisconsin State Patrol is asking
motorists to be especially cautious when approaching and traveling through highway work zones.
Work zone hazards often include narrow and shifted lanes, uneven pavements, construction workers and equipment all operating in a confined area. Last year, there were 3,157 crashes in Wisconsin work zones resulting in 1,274 injuries and nine deaths.
While workers in construction zones are vulnerable – often a few feet or less away from moving traffic – most people injured and killed in work zone crashes are motorists.