Work Zone Safety

Work Zone Safety

Drive Safely in Work Zones

As Columbia Gas of Maryland invests in the infrastructure of our communities by replacing underground pipelines, we remind motorists to use caution when approaching work zones. Motorists should be prepared for slowed or temporarily stopped traffic during construction.

Use the following tips to drive safely in a work zone:

  • When approaching a construction work zone, obey flaggers who may signal you to stop or slow down. Drivers who disobey a flagger may be cited.
  • Pay attention to and obey all signage posted in a construction work zone.
  • Motorists are required by law to use headlights when traveling through a work zone. Remember to turn headlights on when traveling in work zones, even during daylight hours.
  • Be prepared to yield right-of-way to workers and construction vehicles in active work zones.
  • Rear-end collisions are common in work zones. Reduce your speed and double your following distance. Always travel at or below the posted speed for the work zone.
  • Stay alert and do not drive distracted – do not eat or use cell phones, computer devices or car audio systems when driving in construction zones.
  • Be patient and remember work zone crew members are working to improve infrastructure for safety and convenience.

Columbia Gas is committed to minimizing inconvenience to motorists and makes every effort to limit traffic restrictions or delays. We appreciate drivers’ patience while important project work is completed.