LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office was requested to monitor a stretch of I-390 especially closely for traffic violations near a work zone occupied by NYS Department of Transportation workers on Monday.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, through Operation Safe Interstate the protection of highway workers has become a priority for the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.
“The New York State Department of Transportation has requested their workers to be protected while working on Interstate 390 following reports of high speeds and workers having close calls with traffic,” said Sheriff Dougherty. “One worker was even struck by a cone after a speeding motorist passed by.”
On Monday, the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office initiated new efforts to assist the workers and their safety. The Sheriff’s Office advised residents that construction zones will have Deputies manned inside them, and that Deputies will be actively monitoring motorists. They will be specifically enforcing speeding infractions, distracted driving via phones, tailgating, and traffic violations that could potentially put the state workers at risk.
“Please drive responsibility while passing through construction zones in Livingston County,” added Sheriff Dougherty. “We will do our best to post where the zones will be daily via our Facebook page (Livingston County Sheriff’s Office) and twitter account (@LCSONY911) but please take extra time for travel and please slow down in the zones.”
As of 1 p.m. Monday, the construction zone is Interstate 390 between exits 7 and 8 southbound in the Town of Geneseo.
“Ain’t no fun working on that road with people flying by ya at 70-80+ mph only a few feet away from you,” commented James Wolfanger on the Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page. “Did it for 30+ yrs & don’t miss it a bit !!!”