Work Zone Awareness Week starting Monday
Posted: Mar 23, 2015 1:46 PM EDT | Updated: Mar 23, 2015 1:49 PM EDT
In 2014, 11 workers and drivers were killed and more than 600 other people were injured in Indiana highway work zones across the state.
Highway work zones are any highway area where you see orange cones or barrels, where you see workers mowing medians, repairing pot holes and building new roads and bridges.
This year the state is investing more than a billion dollars on highway construction projects. Meaning there are going to be a lot of ongoing projects where you live and where you travel.
INDOT says their main goal is to keep both drivers and workers safe.
Road work will continue from now until the weather's no longer ideal next winter.
ABC 57 News did some digging and found out most of the injuries last year were caused by rear-end collisions, following too closely or making improper lane changes.