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National Work Zone Awareness Week is an annual campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway construction sites. It is observed across the country by state, local, and federal transportation officials in April.
Four of every five victims in a work zone crash are motorists, not highway workers, making it particularly important for drivers to remain alert while driving through these areas. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has taken steps to improve work zone design, strengthen enforcement and heighten awareness among drivers. These efforts have been successful in bringing the number of fatalities to record lows.
In our area, construction season is short. This means you will see more construction activity taking place on more roadways all at the same time. Road work schedules are usually restricted to non-peak travel times, but extended work hours may be necessary to complete things such as paving. Road work delays are inconvenient for motorists, but remember, road workers are working to make the roads safer for everyone. These workers could be your family, friends, or the neighbor down the street. Thank you for doing your part to keep work zones safe!