Work Zone Accidents Rise: Hidden Dangers in Nighttime ConstructionAbstract:
While most central Ohioans are fast asleep this summer, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and its contractors will be out in full force, reconstructing bridges and roadways around central Ohio. Of the 32 construction projects scheduled this year for Franklin County, 13 will involve nighttime construction to make commuting easier for motorists. But with the additional convenience comes an added responsibility: motorists must slow down and pay attention in work zones. That’s the message ODOT and the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSP) are taking to motorists this week, as Ohio and the nation focus on National Work Zone Safety Week, sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration.