National Work Zone Safety Week

The 2011 official National Work Zone Safety Week poster.

National Work Zone Safety Week (April 4-8) is just around the corner. The theme for this year is, “Safer driving. Safer work zones. For everyone.” This article, by Tracy Scriba of the FHWA, looks back at a decade of NWZSW and it’s effort to raise awareness of the dangers near roadway construction.

FHWA works with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) to coordinate and sponsor the event. Our colleagues at the Connecticut LTAP Center wrote on their blog last week about the “Go Orange for Work Zone Safety,” initiative they   encourage Connecticut citizens to take part in during the annual event.

Vermont Local Roads encourages municipalities to take part in National Work Zone Safety Week. Whether it is promoting a “Go Orange Campaign,” choosing from the list of 2010 events, or thinking of something new to get the word out, what matters most is raising awareness and promoting a nature of safety around work zones. If you plan on participating in this national safety campaign, please let Local Roads know.

This PSA from AASHTO promotes National Work Zone Awareness Week 2011.

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The Vermont Local Roads Program at Saint Michael’s College is part of the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), a nationwide effort financed jointly by the Federal Highway Administration and individual State Departments of Transportation. Its purpose is to provide road and bridge know-how to municipal people involved with highways. There are LTAP Centers in 50 states and Puerto Rico and six Native American locations. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations presented on this page are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of FHWA, VAOT or Saint Michael’s College. All references to proprietary items in this publication are not endorsements of any company or products. Sponsored by the Vermont Agency of Transportation, the Vermont Local Roads Program provides information, training and technical assistance to cities, towns and villages in Vermont. This is done by newsletters, seminars and workshops, distribution of publications and by response to requests.
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