New law to help increase work zone safety
WHO: District Engineer Craig Collison, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Captain Michael Hanson, Minnesota State Patrol
WHAT: Motorists who speed through a work zone will now be fined $300 under
a new state law that goes into effect Friday, Aug. 1.
WHEN: Monday, July 28, at 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: MnDOT District 2 Headquarters
Conference Room 150A
3920 Highway 2 W.
WHY: Safety in the work zone is a top priority for contractors, law enforcement and MnDOT. The increased fine is intended to draw the attention of motorists and get them to slow down when driving through a work zone.
If you require special accommodation, contact Reid Baumann at Reid.Baumann@state.mn.us or 218-755-6552.