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Mississippi Road Conditions And Closures

MDOT recognizes April as Work Zone Awareness month – Safety comes first, as in others it is the same with Mississippi. MDOT crews that work on highways undergo extensive safety training before going out into the field and they follow strict guidelines to ensure that they are performing their duties safely, but even this sometimes isn't enough, the environment is unpredictable. Highways are the office of MDOT construction and maintenance crews. There are guidelines drivers can follow in order to stay safe and save lives of others. Decreasing speed, staying as alert as possible, following signalization, keeping an eye open for potential workers that are on the road itself, and when situation allows using an alternate route.

It is unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle within a highway work zone at a speed in excess of the maximum speed limit specifically established for the zone whenever workers are present and whenever the zone is indicated by appropriately placed signs displaying the reduced maximum speed limit. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be punished, upon conviction, for a first offense by a fine of not more than Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250.00); and for second, third and subsequent offenses by a fine of double the maximum fine imposed for second, third or subsequent offenses.

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