Why life is risky for 'cone zone' workers

FORT COLLINS COLORADOAN - When you're working on a roadside construction project, Chris Ukowich says you practically need eyes in the back of your head.

Ukowich, a Colorado Department of Transportation safety officer, got his start working on highway maintenance. Now charged with auditing sites and providing training for employees, he remembers how unnerving it is to hear cars ping roadwork signs and see them send cones flying.

"There's really no safe time to be out there given the number of distractions people have in their cars now," he said. "They're like soundproof cocoons."

As the weather warms and construction projects in Fort Collins and across the state get into full swing, CDOT is reminding people to be extra cautious when driving by functional construction sites

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