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West Valley City • Carlos Braceras, executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation, temporarily moved his desk Wednesday to the middle of a busy highway work zone.

It was a made-for-TV gimmick conducted to make a deadly serious point: slow down and take extra care in construction areas.

Braceras held the demonstration on Interstate-215, where an ongoing $100 million-plus project continues to add lanes, rebuild bridges and replace concrete pavement.

The event was held as part of National Work Zone Safety Week.