Car drives through 1,000 feet of freshly-poured concrete on Minnesota highway

A car drove throuh 1,000 feet of fresh concrete on a Minnesota highway on June 28, 2018. PHoto credit: Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Never go around construction signs or move cones to drive through a work zone. That’s the simple request of the Minnesota Department of Transportation in sharing a photo of a car’s tracks through 1,000 of freshly-poured concrete.

MnDOT didn’t specify where it happened, but the driver was given a ticket and an insurance claim.

“This is why work zones are blocked with barricades, signs, cones, etc. Motorist drove 1000+ feet through fresh concrete yesterday,” MnDOT posted Friday. “Don't make this costly mistake, never go around construction signs or move cones to enter work zone.”

It’s a summer full of road construction projects throughout Minnesota. Check for current road closures.