The Washington State Patrol says it will have troopers ready to respond to collisions or stalled vehicles during the week-long Interstate 90 lane shutdown in Bellevue, which starts July 18.
But they are also concerned with the possibility or aggressive driving or road rage as drivers have their patience tested.
“We’re also concerned about some of the issues that may occur through people’s frustration and some of the behaviors that may act out of emotion,” said Trooper Chris Webb.
Webb said troopers assigned to the construction zone will not be specifically targeting aggressive drivers.
There are no specific laws related to road rage, so Webb said fines will be based on whether an incident falls under other infractions such as assault or reckless driving. Because such an act would occur in a construction zone, the associated fines would be doubled.