(KFVS) - The Illinois State Police District 13 Interim Commander, Lieutenant Thomas Stehley announced Tuesday that troopers will be watching construction zones closely while improvements are being made to area roads.
ISP says each year, hundreds of work zones present hazards, inconveniences and delays to drivers. According to ISP, state-wide in 2009, provisional data shows 31 people were killed in work zone crashes, 25 of those deaths were driver or passenger, five were construction workers and one pedestrian.
According to ISP, on Feb. 2, random details were implemented at I-57, mile post 65 near West Frankfort. They say troopers wrote nine citations and 10 warnings for cellphone use in a construction zone along with, 11 citations and three warnings for speeding through a construction zone.