Caltrans and the CHP are warning motorists statewide that the CHP is conducting maximum enforcement of traffic laws in active construction zones as part of a public safety campaign focused on work zone safety.

As part of the campaign, Caltrans will activate its electronic highway message signs in active construction and maintenance work zones around the state to display the following warning:

“This is about protecting the safety of California’s motorists and the men and women working along the state’s highways,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty in a statement. “Using our highway message signs and increasing CHP’s presence around these areas, we are reminding California drivers to do their part in reducing collisions and hazardous conditions in these work zones.”

Currently, there are more than 700 active projects underway worth more than $11 billion.

As part of the maximum enforcement effort, the CHP will have their patrol officers increase the time spent patrolling active work zones in their areas, while also conducting proactive enforcement efforts. Drivers should be aware that any traffic infraction committed within a construction work zone will result in a doubling of the usual fine.