National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week

National Work Zone Awareness Week 2018

The Illinois Department of Transportation is proud to host the 2018 press kick-off event for National Work Zone Awareness Week on April 10 at the Jane Byrne Interchange active construction zone. Joined by the United States Department of Transportation, as well as other national and local partners, Illinois will launch events nationwide to raise awareness for safe driving practices in work zones.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Peoria Street bridge over Interstate 290, Jane Byrne Interchange, Chicago, IL

The Jane Byrne interchange is the junction of three major interstates in the city of Chicago. Its complex construction zone encompasses bustling adjacent communities, pedestrian and bicycle bridges, a transit system, a major university and a vital hub for freight traffic. The Jane Byrne Interchange work zone emulates the Department’s goal toward a multimodal transportation system and reinforces the message that driving habits impact motorists, cyclists, workers and pedestrians. Whether you choose to drive, walk, bike or take public transportation, remember this year’s theme… Work Zone Safety: Everybody’s Responsibility.

2018 National Work Zone Safety Facts