National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) highlights the consequences of inattentiveness around work zones.

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Despite vibrant orange cones, reflective tape, and sign holders waving cautions to motorists, 956 individuals lost their lives in a preventable work zone accident in 2021.

Tragically, work zone incidents are all too common, ranging from injury to fatality.

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To spread awareness for work zone safety, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hosting National Work Zone Awareness Week.

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    What is National Work Zone Awareness Week 2024?

    National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) highlights the consequences of inattentiveness around work zones. From April 15 – 19, participants can engage in a variety of educational activities to promote work zone safety.

    Here’s how you can get involved.


    How to Recognize National Work Zone Awareness Week 2024

    For every day of NWZAW, MDOT has a recommended activity to show your support of work zone safety.

    • April 15: Kick off NWZAW with Work Zone Safety Training Day. Take time to self-educate on best practices when driving through work zones using resources like
    • April 16: Take this day to thank a work zone worker for their willingness to labor even amidst the risk.
    • April 17: Go Orange Day is an opportunity to wear all things orange to spread awareness of NWZAW.
    • April 18: Join the social media storm and post a NWZAW-related post with the hashtag #NWZAW.
    • April 19: On the final day of NWZAW, take a moment of silence to commemorate the lives of men and women who lost their lives in a work zone safety related incident.

    For more information on the festivities of National Work Zone Awareness Week, visit


    Participating in NWZAW can be the difference between life and death for a work zone laborer. By engaging in each day of NWZAW, you can prevent tragedy for yourself and those in your circle.


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