National Work Zone Awareness Week


The last week in April 2021 is National Work Zone Awareness Week. National Work Zone Awareness Week was created to help raise awareness about the dangers that road workers face when working to improve the roadways throughout the country.

According to ODOT, there were 4,536 work zone crashes in Ohio in 2020. Of those 4,536 crashes, 18 of the crashes were fatal and 96 resulted in serious injuries. There were also over 2300 citations given out across the state, with nearly half involving drivers going 20mph over the speed limit.

Mark Potnick, Director of Labor Relations & Safety Affairs for the Ohio Contractors told ODOT, "Each Spring, hundreds of experienced contractors and their dedicated workers begin the arduous and hazardous task of building, rehabbing and maintaining Ohio’s highways, roads and bridges. It is a job that requires years of professional training, meticulous planning, and attention to detail. In return, we ask only that the traveling public slow down in our work zones, pay attention to signs and directions, and don't text and drive."

While National Work Zone Awareness only lasts a week, always remember as your driving, if you see oranges barrels or road workers, slow down and move over for the safety of everyone.


Monday7:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday7:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday7:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday7:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday7:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday8:00AM - 5:00PM
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