(KFVS) - Governor Pat Quinn kicked off Work Zone Awareness Week on Tuesday.
Work Zone Awareness Week is a campaign to get people to slow down and drive safely in highway work zones. The effort is part of the governor's agenda to ensure the safety of all people in every community across Illinois.
The event on Tuesday was held at the site of a $93 million construction project at the I-74 and I-155 interchange in Morton, one of the largest road projects under Governor Quinn's Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program.
"As we embark on the largest early-season construction program ever, everyone must remember that safety in work zones saves lives," Governor Quinn said. "By slowing down, staying off the phone and moving over for workers, we can reduce the number and severity of work zone crashes."