NATIONAL WORK ZONE AWARENESS WEEK IS APRIL 3-7
Ten fatalities in Virginia’s work zones in 2016
Injuries – 1,170
Crashes – 2,41
These were avoidable tragedies for families across our Commonwealth. As the voice of Virginia’s transportation construction industry, it is VTCA’s job to help the traveling public appreciate the need for their full attention when travelling through our work zones.
VTCA is partnering with the Virginia Department of Transportation to raise awareness.
- On April 4, VTCA Past President Ken Lanford of Lanford Brothers Company will speak at a vigil honoring workers who died while performing their jobs. The vigil will be at the VDOT Workers Memorial on I-64, mile marker 102, in Albemarle County. You are welcome to attend.
- April 4 is also “Go Orange Day.” VTCA members are encouraged to join VDOT in wearing orange on that Wednesday.
- VTCA is partnering with VDOT to have an educational display at all ten Virginia Welcome Centers, located at strategic rest areas across the Commonwealth. A very special thanks to these companies for providing signs, cones, drums, vests and hard hats for the displays:
- P. D. Brooks
- Wagman Heavy Civil
- Adams Construction Company
- DLB Enterprises
- W-L Construction & Paving
- Denton Concrete Services Company
- Superior Paving Corporation
Great resources can be found on VDOT’s website, http://www.vdot.virginia.gov/programs/prog-wzsa-default.asp and through The National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse at www.workzonesafety.org.
Take this message to heart and talk about work zone safety to everyone you know – your employees, your coworkers, your own family. Don’t let any of them become a statistic.