National Work Zone Awareness Week is set for April 8 – 12. The theme this year is Drive Like You Work Here. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s motivation for this year’s theme was to “bring national attention to motorist and worker safety and mobility issues within work zones.”
Work zones can be set up on any road, at any time of the year and are in place for the safety of the worker and motorist. Whether you are working in or driving through a work zone, everyone wants to get home safely. Let’s keep our community safe this construction season!
Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you encounter road construction:
- Use caution while driving through work zones as workers and construction vehicles may be present throughout the area.
- As you approach a work zone pay attention to warning signs. They will help guide you through the area and advise you if there is a traffic regulator ahead controlling the flow of traffic.
- Always slow down when driving through a work zone or when passing patching crews.
- Avoid using a cell phone.
- Use caution when passing vehicles with yellow flashing lights that are stopped on or near the roadway.
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Dave Slater, Roads Crew Leader