Marcus Wydeven was killed in a tragic accident July 14, 2015 while flagging on a road construction project on Hwy. 17. The Lincoln County Highway Department has designated July 14 as Marcus Wydeven Work Zone Safety Awareness Day.
Lincoln County Highway Commissioner John Hanz urges people to drive carefully in highway work zones throughout the 2018 construction season.
“We ask that everyone take extra time and stay alert on the roads,” Hanz said. “Things happen very fast in work zones, even when the speed limit is reduced. It’s important to eliminate distractions, slow down, avoid tailgating, stay alert to changing traffic speeds and patterns and when possible move over to the next lane.
“Remember, Highway Workers are just like anyone else, they want to do a good job and make it home to their families at night.”