VDOT News - Statewide
Darragh Frye 540-907-8409
Ellen Kamilakis 703-638-2595
April 8, 2019
WORK ZONE SAFETY: VDOT REMINDS YOU TO DRIVE LIKE YOU WORK HERE
National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 8-12, 2019
- Monday, April 8: The public is invited to a 6:30 p.m. vigil honoring employees who lost their lives on the job. Note: Due to forecasted inclement weather, the event has been moved indoors at the Virginia Transportation Research Council, 530 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903.
- Wednesday, April 10: Go Orange Day. Wear orange to help start a conversation about work zone safety and share your support by posting pictures on your social media accounts with #GoOrangeDayVA.
- Follow VDOT on Facebook, Instagram and Twi
tter. Show us your support by liking, sharing and posting with the hashtag #NWZAW.
- Focus and minimize distractions. Focus your full attention on the road and those traveling around you. Avoid using phones, changing radio stations or eating.
- Expect the unexpected. Keep an eye out for workers and slow-moving equipment.
- Follow the signs. Signs and flaggers will direct you through work zones. Expect changes in traffic patterns as a project progresses.
- Don’t tailgate. Unexpected stops frequently occur in work zones.
- Don’t speed. Enhanced fines of up to $500 may be levied for speeding in a work zone.
- Be patient. Crews are working to improve the safety and comfort of your travels.
- Never change lanes in a work zone.
- Know before you go. Call 511 for up-to-the-minute traffic and weather information from any phone in Virginia. Before you travel, log on to 511Virginia or check the 511 Virginia mobile app for road and traffic conditions, weather forecasts and live traffic cameras on many major highways.
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