April 3rd-7th, 2017 is National Work Zone Awareness Week. It is a partnership of the Federal Highway Administration, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the American Traffic Safety Services and other organizations.
The week is dedicated to raising awareness to roadway work site safety. According to OSHA, “tragically 700 people, including 130 workers were killed at crashes at roadway work sites in 2015.”
As part of the event, different states will offer educational events to help spread awareness about roadway work site dangers and driving safely around construction zones.
To learn more, please visit the Federal Highway Administration website: https://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/wz/outreach/wz_awareness.htm