• Slow down when entering a work zone and observe
posted speed limits. Speeding in work zones can result in increased
fines (the standard fine for speeding in Idaho is $53; the fine for
a work zone speed violation is $82.50).
• Keep your distance. Leave extra room between your vehicle
and the one ahead to allow for extra reaction time in case of a problem.
Allow plenty of space for construction workers and vehicles.
• Watch for the orange. Orange highway signs and orange flags
indicate a construction project ahead. Be prepared to merge or change
lanes as directed by markers, signs or flaggers. Orange barrels and
cones will help guide you safely through the zone.
• Minimize distractions. Give your full attention to driving
through the work zone. This is not the time to talk on a cell phone
or to change the radio station.
• Be patient. Highway construction projects may add a few minutes
to the length of a trip, but those projects will improve highway conditions
and promote safer driving for all motorists.
• Use seatbelts. Make sure everyone in your vehicle uses a seatbelt
or child safety seat. Buckling up is the best defense against death
or injury in the event of an accident.
Plan ahead. For information about the state highway and interstate
system, call 511 or visit 511.idaho.gov
The service provides updates on road work activities that will impact
traffic, weather information, emergency road closures and Idaho tourism