The bridges that carry Interstate 84 over Center Street in Newtown are being rehabilitated which is causing ongoing overnight lane closures. State officials are urging motorists to "Obey the Orange" during this National Work Zone Awareness Week. Among those promoting workzone safety is State Department of Transportation planner Rick DiNardi, whose DOT supervisor brother was struck and killed by a vehicle in 2012.
37 state DOT workers have been killed in highway workzone accidents.
The theme of this year's safety campaign "work zone speeding: a costly mistake", highlights the consequences of driving too fast through those designated areas.