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Eastbound traffic was being routed onto a westbound lane of Interstate 94 for the trip through the construction zone at Roberts on Monday. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation hoped to have two temporary lanes in each direction completed by the end of the week. Randy Hanson photos

Steps taken to make I-94 construction safer; driver attentiveness key

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Officials say the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has taken steps to improve traffic safety in the construction zone on Interstate 94 in St. Croix County, but ultimately, only motorists can reduce the number of crashes.

The No. 1 reason for the rash of accidents involving serious injuries or fatalities has been driver inattentiveness, said Chris Ouellette, the regional communications manager for WisDOT.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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