Local & Regional
7:06 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Crackdown in Tulsa Construction Zones

Mayor Bartlett discusses the work zone crackdown
Mayor Bartlett discusses the work zone crackdown
Credit KWGE News

Earlier this year, two men working on traffic signals on 71st street were struck and killed by a driver believed to be under the influence of drugs. This past weekend, a Tulsa city worker directing traffic around a broken water line was struck and severely injured by a hit and run driver.

Enough, say city leaders. More officers are being added to patrols near work zones. Chief Chuck Jordan says motorcycle units will patrol work zone areas and there will be no tolerance.                    

Police have not found the driver who hit the worker Saturday near 11th and Lynn Lane. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers.