Construction zone areas can be hazardous because of changes in roadway design.
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With a few exceptions, temporary warning signs for construction, maintenance and utility work zones are diamond shaped, having a black symbol or message on an orange background.
- Pay attention to where work zones begin and end and any reduced speed postings.
- Slow down whether or not workers are present.
- Do not tailgate.
- Be alert for sudden lane changes or shifts.
- Abide by the posted speed limit in construction zones.