It's that time of year again. The vibrant colors of spring are out in full force -- the green trees, blue skies, blaze orange construction barrels ... That's right. West Virginia highways crews are preparing for another season of road construction. But there's a new addition this year.

The Division of Highways is unveiling new signs this week designed to catch motorists' eyes with a warning that people are working ahead.

The "Give 'Em A Brake" sign was designed in response to the high number of work zone accidents. Last year there were 502 accidents in work zones between April and November. There were 229 injuries and four deaths.

The signs will be displayed in areas where major projects are going on.

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