Navigating Construction Zones

As the saying goes, “Minnesota has two seasons: winter and road construction.” If you’ve driven around the Twin Cities lately, you know we are currently in the road construction season.

There are major and minor construction projects in and around Eden Prairie this summer and the EPPD would like to remind motorists of a few safety tips for navigating through construction zones:

  • Stay alert, especially at night
  • Stay off cell phones and mobile devices
  • Be patient and expect delays, especially during peak travel times
  • Obey posted speed limits, the fine for a violation in a work zone is $300
  • Expect work zones to constantly change; day to day you could experience lane shifts, closures or moving workers and vehicles
  • Don’t make unnecessary lane changes
  • Do the zipper merge
  • Never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones

Thanks for doing your part to keep construction workers and other motorists safe!