Work Zone Safety

The task of driving requires your full attention.

Unlike normal road conditions,  work zones involve large equipment, traffic pattern changes, lane closures, uneven pavement, variable speed limits, and – most importantly – workers. That’s a volatile environment. In a work zone, drivers must obey all traffic safety laws including the speed limit, drive absolutely distraction-free, adhere to all signage, and be on the lookout for highway workers.

Photo Credit: Virginia Department of Transportation

Join us in raising awareness and saving lives. Follow this link to get all of the information and tools needed to participate in Work Zone Safety Awareness Week: NWZAW.ORG

The VDOT Workers’ Memorial, constructed in 2004 with contributions from VDOT employees and citizens, is located at an overlook off I-64 on Afton Mountain.




These resources have useful information about work zone safety:

VDOT Work Zone Safety

FHWA Work Zone Safety

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

American Traffic Safety Services Association