Roadway Work Zone Safety: We're All In This Together
National Work Zone Awareness Week 2014 April 7-11
Washington State DOT was selected as the 2014 host for the national "kick off" event which will take place Tuesday, April 8, in Seattle, Wash. The kick-off will take place in conjunction with the ongoing Alaska Way Viaduct Replacement Program. Several high-level transportation officials are expected to participate in the event.
The national theme for National Work Zone Awareness Week is currently under development by the NWZAW National Committee and should be released by December 30. As event information becomes available, it will be posted here.
The NWZAW Executive Committee is made up of representatives from ATSSA, the Federal Highway Administration, AASHTO, ARTBA, AGC, Virginia DOT, Maryland State Highway Administration, the District of Columbia DOT and Washington-DOT. For more information, please e-mail ATSSA's Director of Communications James Baron at James.Baron@atssa.com
2011 State-By-State Work Zone Fatality Figures
Washington State to Host in 2014
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 state.
T-shirts, Pins and Ribbons
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 T-shirts click here Ribbons & Pins click here
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.
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"
(From 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.