Roadway Work Zone Safety: We're All In This Together
NEW - 2011 State-By-State Work Zone Fatality Figures
National Work Zone Awareness Week 2014 is April
ATSSA has been the leader in coordinating the national kick-off event every year
since the event was created jointly by FHWA, ATSSA and AASHTO in December 1999.
Since then, nearly every state in the nation conducts work zone safety awareness
events in the spring, at the start of construction season. Contact: ATSSA’s Director
of Communications James Baron at (540) 368-1701, ext. 113, or by e-mail at
James.Baron@atssa.com for more information.
Washington State to Host National Work Zone Awareness
The national kick-off event rotates to a different state outside of the Washington,
D.C. metropolitan area every other year. In 2013, the NWZAW Executive Committee
selected Washington State from a field of 11 applicants as the 2014 host kick-off
National Work Zone Awareness Week Pins &
The pins and ribbons are to show support of work zone safety and awareness and for
NWZAW. The proceeds support the Foundation’s programs – Roadway Worker Memorial
Scholarship Program and the National Work Zone Memorial Program.
Order Work Zone Ribbons & Pins
Event Held in Washington, D.C.
Theme - "We're All in this together"
Event Held in St. Louis, Missouri
Theme - "Don't Barrel Through Work Zones"
Event Held In Beltsville, Maryland
Theme - "Safer Driving. Safer Work Zones. For Everyone"
Event Held in New York City
Theme - “Work Zones Need Your Undivided Attention”
Event Held in South Arlington, Va.
Theme - "Drive to Survive - Our Future Is Riding On It"
Event Held in Sacramento, California
Theme - Slow For the Cone Zone"
left) ATSSA President and CEO Roger
Wentz, Former FHWA Administrator Kenneth R. Wykle and Former AASHTO President Thomas
R. Warne meet at U.S.-DOT headquarters on Dec. 15, 1999 to sign the historic “Memorandum
of Agreement” between the three organizations to create National Work Zone Awareness
Week. Since then, nearly every state across the nation has joined the cause.
The NWZAW Executive Committee consists of the FHWA, ATSSA, AASHTO, ARTBA, AGC, Va.-DOT,
Md.-DOT and D.C.-DOT.
The April media event rotated for the first eight years between Maryland, the District
of Columbia and Virginia. Following
the eighth year, the Executive Committee determined to make the national event a
true national event by kicking off the week in a pre-selected state. California
stepped to the plate – and the 2008 national media event was held on the Capitol
Steps in Sacramento. The 2009 event returned to the metropolitan Washington, D.C.
area to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the campaign. In 2010,
the event rotated out of the area to New York City, then back to
Maryland. Missouri was the 2012 host – Washington, D.C. is 2013’s.
The Executive Committee traditionally has a November planning meeting in Washington,
D.C. to begin planning for the April event. During this meeting, possible “themes”
for the campaign and the venue for the event are discussed.