NDDOT warns about driving through construction

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BISMARCK, N.D. - The North Dakota Department of Transportation warns drivers to be extra careful this year driving through construction zones.

The NDDOT is working on $370 million worth of improvement projects throughout the state. If you speed through, it could cost you.

“Fines as far as speeding go up in construction zone. The minimum fine is actually $80, so if you're exceeding that posted speed limit its $80 and for each speed limit or mile that goes above that the fines increase above $80,” said Lt. Steven Fischer, ND Highway Patrol.

The department is adding new technology in work zones to keep workers safe. Intelligent Traffic Systems technology is being used on the I-94 project near Mandan. It will give real time traffic congestion information on digital signs as drivers enter a work zone.