I was commuting home today through a construction zone - about a 1/2 mile of 2 narrow traffic lanes in each direction, no shoulder (concrete barriers literally right on the solid white line), no bike lane, no sidewalk, just traffic lanes. My co-worker and I did the only thing we could safely do - we took the right lane.
No one was honking or yelling at us. Drivers saw us from plenty far enough back to merge over and go around us. The only person that was vocal about us riding there was a police officer that pulled up next to us (now slowing BOTH lanes) and announced over his loudspeaker, "YOU CAN NOT OCCUPY A LANE. YOU'RE IMPEDING THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC."
I attempted to get his attention to try to have a chat with him, but apparently it was too warm out, so he had his windows rolled up and A/C on, so he didn't see my gesturing, or hear my questions.
For any locals that might know this area - It's in San Jose, CA - on Berryessa @ the flea market.
Replace those orange cones with concrete barriers, and you'll know what it's like.