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Construction Zone Safety
Tips for Motorists

You can now view the 2012 Construction Season progress on the City’s interactive map.

Several road construction projects are currently or will soon be underway. The City of Naperville urges motorists to use caution and adhere to the traffic regulations when proceeding through a contruction zone.

Following are tips for driving safely in work zones:

Stay Alert and Minimize Distractions

  • Dedicate your full attention to the roadway
  • Avoid changing the radio station, using a mobile phone, eating or other distractions that can remove your concentration from the road

Keep Your Headlights On

Pay Attention to the Road

  • "Listen to the signs"
  • Watch brake lights on vehicles ahead
  • Watch traffic around you and be prepared to react

Merge into the Proper Lane

  • Merge well before you reach the lane closure
  • Be aware that traffic patterns can change daily

Don't tailgate

  • Follow other vehicles at a safe distance

Obey the Posted Speed Limit

  • Workers may be present just feet away
  • Fines may be doubled for moving traffic violations
  • Be prepared to slow down further if conditions indicate the need

Change Lanes Safely

  • Change lanes only where pavement markings indicate, and only when traffic conditions permit

Follow Instructions from Flaggers

Expect the Unexpected

  • Workers, work vehicles or equipment may enter your lane without warning
  • Other vehicles may slow, stop or change lanes unexpectedly

Be Patient

Motorists are reminded that Illinois law prohibits drivers from entering intersections unless there is sufficient space on the other side of the intersection to accommodate the vehicle being operated without obstructing the passage of other vehicles. This is particularly important in slow moving construction areas where traffic may remain stopped for lengthy periods of time.