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TXDOT Reminds Drivers about Work zone Safety Week

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GRAYSON COUNTY - With the warmer temperatures, there will be several road construction projects underway in Grayson County.  That's why TXDOT is reminding drivers that it's work zone safety week. 

Thursday morning, TXDOT officials met to discuss the dangers of driving through a work zone. Four out of five fatalities are the drivers themselves.  TXDOT has seen a 35% decrease in construction zone fatalities since 2009.

According to Julio Yglesias, Construction Safety Director, "...the driver's concern is about getting from point A to point B. Our goal is to make sure we're sending the right message out and maintaining our traffic control devices and to give proper direction and communication."

Current projects to look out for include the Texoma Parkway and Fallon Drive signal light pole, U.S. 75 ramps in Sherman, FM 678 and U.S. 82 in Oakridge, and I-35 and 82 in Gainesville.