Work Zone Awareness Week
Today begins National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 11-15) across the country as we take a few moments to reflect on the importance of slowing down and being alert as you pass through congested work zones where utility, highway and other crews are working!
In 2020, more than 850 people (including 117 workers) lost their lives in work zone crashes. That same year, several DU employees were injured when a distracted driver ran through traffic control and rammed into their vehicles and equipment.
Upcoming work zones will be clearly identified with cones, barrels, signage and other traffic control. In some instances, flaggers will be present to alternate traffic. Work zones always include employees and heavy equipment. Slow down, be alert and pass through the zone with extreme caution. Remember, Work Zones Are A Sign To Slow Down! Let's work together to make sure everyone goes home safe!