INDOT to replace work zone signs to reflect change in law

The Indiana Department of Transportation says some road construction signs warning you of reckless driving penalties are outdated. 

New criminal code reform legislation has gone into effect. And that changes the maximum punishment you could receive for speeding in work zones from eight years to just six. 

Now more than 1700 signs will be changed around the state during this construction season to reflect that. 

The cost is about $25 dollars per sign. The state won't have to pay any additional expenses for road work contracts that are newer. Those are the ones that will be bid in September.

The INDOT website has even made the change to reflect the updated law, which was revised July of 2014.

The department says those fines go towards work zone patrols to keep drivers and construction crews safe. 

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