Safety Press Officer Pam Kane says the PennDOT Traveling Worker Memorial is being displayed in front of District 9 offices and says the memorial represents PennDOT employees who have lost their lives since 1970.
Kane says in 2011 there were more than 1,800 work zone crashes in Pennsylvania resulting in 21 deaths including one highway worker
Kane says even though construction season is drawing to a close motorists need to understand the importance of remaining alert and driving safely through work zones.
Kane says any motorist caught driving 11 miles per hour or more above the posted speed limit in an active work zone, or who are involved in a crash in an active work zone and are convicted of speeding, automatically lose their license for 15 days.
Nearly 600 motorists had their license suspended for work zone violations last year.