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Work Zone Safety

Work Zone Fatalities at Highest Level Since 2006, New Data Show

FHWA 09-21
Contact: Neil Gaffney
Tel: 202-366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) joined state Departments of Transportation and other organizations nationwide today to urge drivers to keep highway workers safe as construction activities increase. They also urged the public to wear orange on April 28 for a national “Go Orange” Day to show their support for highway workers.

In 2019, the most recent...

Federal Highway Administration Urges Americans to Stay Focused and Drive Carefully While Traveling Through Highway Work Zones

FHWA 09-20
Contact: Neil Gaffney

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) this week is joining transportation leaders around the country in reminding drivers that safety must always be top of mind when traveling through work zones.

This year’s National Work Zone Awareness Week serves as an important reminder that, despite a global public health emergency, construction is moving forward on America’s roads. Drivers should...