The Lubbock Police Department will be more heavily enforcing traffic laws near a stretch of road that is under construction due to drivers ignoring posted road work signs.

According to a press release from Lubbock police, the area from the 5800 block of Marsha Sharp Freeway to Milwaukee Ave is a construction zone. Police say that drivers have been crossing the median and construction area -- a violation of Texas traffic laws.

Until the new roads are open in December, police officers will be more actively monitoring the roads nearest the road construction for traffic violations and ticketing as necessary.