Texas DOT: Fatal Crashes In Work Zones Up 27%

 Thursday, April 20, 2017


New data released by the Texas Department of Transportation has highlighted a troubling trend on state roads. Last year, there were 25,713 crashes in work zones, which resulted in 181 deaths. That represents a 27 percent spike in fatal work zone crashes from 2015 - a stark increase that TxDOT officials are now trying to reverse. "It’s disturbing when we see so many different types of crashes inside of work zones. And the crazy part is, they’re entirely preventable," said Chris Bishop, who works in TxDOT’s Public Information Office.