Safety is the top priority during the construction of the US 17 roadway improvement projects. Crews working to improve the US 17 corridor follow Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Florida Department of Transportation safety standards. Drivers are also just as responsible for safety in the work zone as the construction crews.


Quick facts about work zone crashes in Florida that may surprise you:


  • More than 90% of people who die in work zone crashes are motorists and pedestrians.
  • More than half of the fatal crashes in work zones occur after dark.
  • Nearly one quarter of fatal crashes in work zones are influenced by alcohol and drugs.
  • More than 50% of all work zone crashes happen because of speeding.


Please do your part to make this project a safe one. Always wear safety belts, adjust your speed, and don't tailgate. Pay close attention and make good driving decisions. Courtesy and caution go a long way toward safety.


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