Work Zone Safety


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"Expect the Unexpected"
2015 National Work Zone Awareness Week, March 23 - 27

More than 40,000 people are injured nationwide each year as a result of work zones crashes.

You can stay safe by:

  • Slowing down 
  • Not tailgating
  • Avoiding distractions -- text messaging or talking on cell phones.

Originally used in 2000, the 2015  theme --  "Expect the Unexpected" --  is a message that bears repeating. By focusing driver attention on work zone safety and work zone workers, the number of work zone fatalities continues to decline.

You Are Invited: 
VDOT’s Annual Work Zone 
Awareness Week Vigil

Wednesday, March 25, 6:30 p.m.
VDOT Workers’ Memorial
The memorial is located off Interstate 64 on Afton Mountain, about 25 miles west of Charlottesville.

Page last modified: March 13, 2015