(St. Paul, MN) — It’s “Work Zone Safety” week and MnDOT is reminding motorists to be alert and prepared for unexpected changes in and around work zones. The theme of the week is “Don’t Be That Driver”. The official kickoff to the construction season in Minnesota is April 14th–though many construction projects are already underway. In all, around 200 active work zones are scheduled throughout the state this year. Last year, 10 people were killed in Minnesota work zones and there were nearly 17-hundred crashes.