With the start of the Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) statewide road construction season, April 26-30 has been designated as “Work Zone Safety Awareness Week” in Illinois.
In 2019, 842 people were killed and 39,100 injured in work zone crashes nationally. Illinois averages 6,400 crashes in work zones each year, resulting in 1,700 injuries and 34 deaths. More than 9 out of 10 deaths are someone other than a worker, including drivers, passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists.
Visit IDOT’s Work Zone page for more information.