Officials with the Missouri and Illinois Departments of Transportation are joining efforts to highlight Work Zone Safety Week, which begins today and runs through Friday.
With the start of spring in St. Louis, crews will be increasing construction efforts, patching potholes and resurfacing roads.
Ed Hassinger is district engineer with MoDOT. He says last year in St. Louis there were 2,500 accidents in work zones and eight people died.
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Depicted is the area of Interstate 70 that was closed this morning due to an accident that injured a Missouri Department of Transportation worker.
A Missouri Department of Transportation worker is hospitalized after being struck on Interstate 70 in St. Charles.
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