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Spring into Road Repairs

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Spring into Road RepairsBUFFALO, N.Y. – Although it may not feel like it, spring has arrived in Western New York. The season also kicks off several major New York State highway projects and various road repairs.

The New York Thruway Authority will spend $75.5 million on four Western New York projects including work to the southbound North Grand Island Bridge on Interstate 190.

“With all these projects getting underway, you can expect to see more workers on the roads for the next few months in Buffalo,” car accident lawyer Ross Cellino said. “Drivers need to be extra cautious in these construction areas and slow down.”

The U.S. Department of Transportation records over 87,000 work zone crashes each year resulting in more than 37,000 injuries. Most accidents were recorded between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., causing many states, including New York, to implement a Driver’s First Initiative. The program strives to complete most road repairs overnight.

“Stats show a roadside worker is still injured every 14 minutes,” Cellino said. “These work zones could be much safer if drivers just slowed down and paid attention.”

In 2010, there were 514 fatal crashes in U.S. work zones. These 514 crashes resulted in 576 deaths. Authorities reported speed or alcohol was a factor in half of these accidents.

Buffalo car accident lawyers note that nearly all of these accidents are preventable if drivers adjust their speed and pay attention in a work zone. Work Zones must also follow state and municipal workplace laws to ensure the safety of all roadside employees.

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