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Georgia DOT urges safety in construction zones

April 29, 2022

The summer travel is starting soon, which means there will be more cars on Georgia highways. Along with the increase in traffic, there are several big construction projects happening, including the 1-95 and I-16 interchange. The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) wants to remind drivers to stay alert in construction zones.

The number of crashes that happened in work zones throughout Chatham County of all types in 2020 totaled 331. In 2021, the total jumped up to 717. So far this year there have been 225 reported crashes.

“We always have signage that indicates there is work ahead so pay close attention to these signs you see and speed limits, we urge everyone, it is the law to buckle up and follow the speed limit because we want everyone safe as they travel,” said Jill Nagel with Georgia DOT.

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