Butte Silver-Bow County has announced an upcoming road construction project that is expected to cause traffic delays on Moulton Road and the surrounding area. The project begins on Tuesday, January 17th, and involves a water system upgrade and relocation. Drivers in the area should expect delays between 9 am and 4 pm for about three weeks. Although road construction can throw a wrench in your daily route or routine, it's inevitable and should be taken seriously. Like any road construction site, it's important to be alert and cautious while traveling on foot or in your vehicle. Even if you're a good driver and practice safe driving regularly, it's always good to review the basics when traveling along a road construction site or areas of similar nature. We got this! So, let's work together to follow these work zone safety tips from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (see below):

*Pay Attention* Remember to keep your eyes on the road at all times. Watch for signs in work zones that can require lane changes, reduced speeds, and other details. Avoid using your cell phone, eating, fussing with the radio or GPS, and other distractions. 

*Slow Down* Reduced speeds, lane closures, and changes in traffic patterns are expected in work zones. Always slow down when entering a work zone and watch for road crews and other pedestrians.

*Keep Your Distance* The most common vehicle-related accident in a work zone is rear-end crashes. Avoid raising your car insurance rate or injuring yourself or someone else by keeping extra space between your vehicle and other vehicles in front of you.

For more information about the upcoming road construction project beginning January 17th on Moulton Road, contact the Butte-Silver Bow County Courthouse at (406) 497-6442. With over 700 work zone-related fatalities reported yearly in the nation alone, let's do our part to stay safe.  

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