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MAUMEE, OH (Toledo News Now) -
is underway on the Ohio Turnpike through Maumee, and Ohio State Highway Patrol
is making an extra effort to keep those workers safe.
Swanton OSHP post is beefing up patrols on the Turnpike as a way to keep
drivers and construction workers safe. The enforcement blitz has lasted through
the month of September, from milepost 58 to milepost 65.
to OSHP, the construction area has seen an increased number of crashes in
recent months. Officials say during June and July, 26 percent of all crashes
investigated on the first 80 miles of the Turnpike occurred in the construction
are focusing on speeding and aggressive driving violations in an effort to
combat the problem.
traveling through the area - use caution, keep a safe traveling distance, and
watch the speed and workers," Lt. Vern Fisher warned drivers.
Fisher says since the start of the blitz, there have been no injury crashes in
that area. He says the blitz ends at the end of September, but they will
continue to patrol the area.