Gov. Walker deems this week "Work Zone Awareness Week" in Wisconsin

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MADISON, WI (WEAU) With spring and construction season now in full swing, the Department of Transportation is reminding you about the dangers and consequences of not obeying the law in work zones.

Monday, the Governor designated this week as Work Zone Awareness Week.

His office wants to remind you that work zone lanes are typically more narrow, lanes often shift, and speed limits are lowered.

The DOT says 9 people have died and nearly 700 people were hurt in almost 1600 work zone crashes over the last year statewide.

They also want to remind people that fines double in work zones.

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