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Support the men and women working to improve your highways, roadways and streets by Going Orange for Work Zone Safety Week. These workers could be your family, friends or the neighbor down the street. Help us encourage everyone to pay attention in work zones and help save lives.

Go Orange for National Work Zone Awareness Week April 7-11, 2014. There isn’t one just one way to Go Orange for Work Zone Safety. Wear orange; find your favorite orange symbol. Just be creative and have fun. See how we went orange for Work Zone Awareness.

Washington is proud to announce its selection as host for the 2014 National Work Zone Awareness Week kick-off

National Work Zone Awareness Week Kick-off Event


When: 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 8.

Where: State Route 99 work zone, follow signs to Terminal 46, with the event site at top of new South Atlantic Street Overpass.

Speakers: Greg Nadeau, Federal Highway Administration deputy administrator; Jack Van Steenburg, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration assistant administrator; Chief John Batiste, Washington State Patrol; Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson, WSDOT; Ken Lakey, WSDOT employee; and family of fallen WSDOT workers.

Visuals: The National Work Zone Memorial Wall, work zone cones and signs, WSDOT workers, family and friends

Important information: Please wear sturdy shoes. No parking is available at the event site. There are parking lots in the area and shuttles are available starting at 9 a.m. from WSDOT’s information center, MP 31, located at 211 First Ave. South, Seattle.


AASHTO PSA -- Work Zone Speeding: A Costly Mistake (YouTube Video)

View the AASHTO PSA - Work Zone Speeding: A Costly Mistake (Windows Media Player)

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This year’s slogan and Public Service Announcement video were designed to help motorist consider the potential costs of speeding, especially during the busy roadway construction season. When traveling at high speeds drivers can arrive at a roadway work zone too fast to stop. This costly mistake has resulted in fines, jail time and death.

Drivers generally don’t think they are at risk in work zones but they're wrong:

Work zone survival tips:

Workzone Safety Vide 2012 (YouTube Video)



View the Give 'em Brake Safety Message (Windows Media Player)

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For more information on WSDOT's work zone safety program:
Alice Fiman
(360) 705-7080