State Police and the New York State Thruway Authority (NYSTA) are teaming up next week to punish speeders in and around construction zones.
The crackdown—titled "Operation Work Brake"—will run five days, from Monday, July 9 to Friday, July 13.
"Road crews face constant dangers everyday in work zones, so keep them safe by paying attention, especially in construction zones," said NYSTA executive director Thomas J. Madison. "Slow down and always obey the speed limit."
Major Robert C. Meyers, a State Police commander, said additional troopers will be out in "full force" and monitoring construction zones.
"Motorists who speed, drive distracted or are simply careless when traveling in a work zone pose a great safety risk to highway workers and other drivers," Meyers added. "There is no excuse for that type of driving."
During last year's efforts, authorities issued 1,354 tickets.
Fines are doubled in construction zones.
For additional information on work zone safety, click here.