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National Work Zone Awareness Week

April 8-12, 2019

National Work Zone Awareness Week is an annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones. The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones. This year’s national kick-off event is taking place in Washington, D.C., hosted by the District Department of Transportation, on April 9, 2019. In 2018, Illinois hosted the national kick-off event in Chicago.

Press Events

Metro East
Monday, April 8
Illinois 44/270 interchange, St. Louis
11 a.m.

Tuesday, April 9
Harry R. Hanley Building, 2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
10 a.m.

Tuesday, April 9
Former Des Plaines Oasis site, Illinois 90 just east of Elmhurst Road 10 a.m.

Go Orange Day
Wednesday, April 10 Join IDOT employees and industry partners by wearing orange to raise awareness of work zone safety. Go Orange Day and NWZAW is an important time to show your support of the roadway safety industry, especially to the families of victims who have lost their lives in work zones. Share photos of your orange gear on social media with the hashtags #goorange #nwzaw

Midwest Laborers at Rest Areas
Friday, April 12
Stop at a participating rest areas where Midwest Laborers will be handing out coloring books and work zone safety info.