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TxDOT, DPS to Make Announcement about Joint Effort to Save Lives in Work Zones as Drivers Hit the Road for the Holidays
Contact: Media Relations
Phone: (512) 463-8700
Date: Dec. 14, 2012

Fatalities in and near work zones on the rise as I-35 has the highest number of construction projects to date

When: Monday, Dec. 17, 2012
1 p.m.

Where: TxDOT Austin District Office
7901 N IH-35
Austin, TX
(North side of the campus, past the second entrance, on lawn)

Media: Media will have the opportunity to interview representatives from TxDOT, DPS and AAA about work zone safety, increased enforcement and the increased number of travelers on I-35. Visuals include examples of what drivers should look for such as work zone equipment and signage.

AUSTIN — As the Texas Department of Transportation tackles the most construction miles along I-35 in department history, educating the public on the necessity of driving safely through work zones is a top priority. In an effort to reduce the rising number of traffic and work zone-related fatalities, TxDOT is partnering with DPS and AAA to enhance driver education and law enforcement to protect lives.

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