Work Zone Safety


Work Zone Workers Wear Orange in support of Work Zone Awareness Week 

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In 1998, VDOT held the very first week-long statewide campaign to promote work zone safety among both workers and drivers. The idea soon spread to other state DOTs and was officially adopted by the Federal Highway Administration the following year. As a recognized leader in transportation and champion for work zone safety, VDOT continues its 20-plus year tradition. VDOT reminds drivers who See the Cone to Respect the Zone, not just in the height of construction season, but all year long.

2018 Work Zone Safety: Everybody’s Responsibility

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Jimmie Harris shares a frightening account
when confronted with the dangers of working
in a work zone.

This year, VDOT reminds drivers that work zone safety is Everybody's Responsibility. In early April, VDOT honored state employees who lost their lives while working in a work zone by holding its annual vigil at the VDOT Workers’ Memorial. In addition, everyone was invited to show their support by wearing orange on Go Orange Day 


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Page last modified: April 13, 2018