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National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is celebrating 20 years! This annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season encourages safe driving through highway work zones. The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones.
NWZAW will continue as scheduled on April 20-24. However, Michigan officials canceled the April 21 kickoff event in accord with CDC guidelines regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
We strongly encourage each state and locality to take part in NWZAW this year by using social media to remind the public to drive carefully in and around work zones.
The American Traffic Safety Services (ATSS) Foundation is a nonprofit that supports the loved ones of those impacted by work zone crashes. The ATSS Foundation's National Work Zone Memorial includes more than 1,500 names to honor those individuals killed in work zone crashes and travels to sites across the country each year. This core purpose to spread awareness for work zone safety aligns with the mission of NWZAW.
NWZAW is held each year at the beginning of the roadway construction season. The awareness week is shared nationwide and each year a state department of transportation (DOT) hosts a kickoff event for NWZAW. State DOTs must apply to host the NWZAW kickoff event in their state.