Whether you're driving along Auburn Street or I-90, motorists should be careful and slow down in work zones.
Many rules apply once you enter a work or construction zone. For instance, if you get caught using a cell phone, you'll end up paying a $120 fine. Other offenses, like speeding, will cost much more. Whether workers are present or not, work zone speed limits should be obeyed.
"The speeding citation is $375, that's going to require a court appearance, and then the second will result in a 90-day suspension and up to a $1,000 fine. It really does get steep," Illinois State Police Master Sergeant Carl Heintz said.
Sergeant Heintz says patrols will be stepped up in the coming weeks, so if you see an orange barrel on the road, chances are a state trooper will be nearby.
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