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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.

The Texas Department of Transportation is responsible for maintaining 80,000 miles of road and for supporting aviation, rail, and public transportation across the state. TxDOT and its 12,000 employees are committed to working with others to provide safe and reliable transportation solutions for Texas by maintaining a safe system, addressing congestion, connecting Texas communities, and being a Best in Class state agency. Find out more at TxDOT.gov. Fan us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.