Police watch for speeders in West Kellogg construction zone

West Kellogg construction zone (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Wichita Police Department continues to monitor traffic for speeders in the West Kellogg construction zone.

Since Jan. 27, patrol officers have issued 182 tickets in the construction zone between the 2600 and 6100 block of Kellogg.

Police said one driver was clocked going 90 mph in the construction zone.

“That is dangerous to the workers out there working, and the other drivers,” said Sgt. Nikki Woodrow, Wichita Police Department. “There is not destination that you need to get to fast enough to risk lives.”

Motorists should also be aware that speeding in Kansas work zones can be financially costly with double fines accessed.

The Kansas Department of Transportation offers the following tips to keep you safe in work zones.

  • Stay alert and dedicate your full attention to the roadway
  • Don’t speed in work zones
  • Watch for workers and drive with caution
  • Don’t change lanes in work zones
  • Avoid using cell phones or changing your radio
  • Turn on your headlights so workers and other motorists can see you
  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times
  • Don’t tailgate
  • Expect the unexpected
  • Be patient

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