Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

July 25, 2014

Orange barrels on a highway

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.
                        Bemidji, Minn.

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.