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JACKSON COUNTY, OREGON ROADS
200 ANTELOPE ROAD 
WHITE CITY, OR 97503 
(541) 774-8184

June 25, 2018
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Do those signs and directions REALLY mean anything?

Do those signs and directions REALLY mean anything?

Why it is SO IMPORTANT to obey traffic control devices and workers

Our Table Rock Road reconstruction project is in full swing and there is a lot going on.  To accomodate the work and to keep the construction workers and driving public safe there are traffic control devices almost everywhere it seems - along with traffic control workers to help guide the motorists.

As you can see in the photo, sometimes the best efforts to keep motorists in the proper lane are still not followed and result in things like this.  For some unknown reason, after being released to proceed by a flagger, this driver chose to cross through the barrels and drive rapidly down the closed lane - for a while.  Thankfully there were no injuries - to the driver or the workers (including one worker who was very close by and actually down in the trench when it happened).  Yes, the speed was fast enough that the front end of the vehicle made it over the trench - albeit with a very big bump.

Please be diligent and careful in workzones by keeping your speed slow, being attentive, avoiding cell phone use or other distractions, and by following all traffic control devices and the directions of traffic control workers.

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Posted: May 21, 2018,
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Author: J Domis
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