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  • Welcome Sign shines orange for Work Zone Awareness Week

  • The sign that welcomes travelers to the Lake of the Ozarks is shining orange this week in recognition of National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 7-11.
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  • The sign that welcomes travelers to the Lake of the Ozarks is shining orange this week in recognition of National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 7-11.
    The Lake-Area Chamber of Commerce has turned the lights on its Hollywood-style “Lake of the Ozarks” sign along Route 54 orange to remind motorists to drive safely in work zones.
    “We try to use all available resources to promote work zone awareness, and the Lake welcome sign certainly grabs motorists’ attention,” said Missouri Department of Transportation Area Engineer Bob Lynch. “We thank the chamber for partnering with us on this important initiative to remind motorists to drive safely in work zones.”
    The theme for this year's Work Zone Awareness Week is "Move Over for Work Zones. Don't Zone Out."
    Part of the focus is to highlight that MoDOT vehicles are included in the "Move Over" law, which protects law enforcement and emergency response vehicles parked on the side of the road. This law requires motorists to slow down or change lanes when approaching these vehicles and now includes MoDOT vehicles parked with amber and white lights flashing.
    Another reminder to drivers is that work zones come in many forms, such as lane closures that last for weeks or even months for roadway or bridge construction, as well as work zones that last a few hours or just one day for road maintenance.
    "Not all work zones look alike," said MoDOT State Maintenance Engineer Beth Wright. "We remind motorists that work zones can be moving operations, such as striping, patching or mowing. They can also be short term, temporary lane closures to make quick repairs or remove debris from the roadway."

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