Work Zone Safety

Kansas Department of Transportation construction and maintenance workers face danger on a daily basis in their jobs. National Work Zone Awareness Week highlights the importance of slowing down while in work zones and reminds the public that they need to be aware in work zones.


Go Orange Day on April 9

Everyone is encouraged to wear orange to show support for Kansas highway workers.

Work Zone Safety News Conference

Will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 9, at the KDOT Area Four Office located at I-70 and Gage Boulevard in Topeka.

Speakers Will Include:
Secretary Richard Carlson, Kansas Department of Transportation
Col. Mark Bruce - Superintendent, Kansas Highway Patrol
Paula Kendall - Equipment Operator Specialist in Newton, Kansas Department of Transportation
Brian Link – Olathe Highway Maintenance Superintendent, Kansas Department of Transportation
Worker from the Kansas Turnpike Authority

Kansas Highway Workers Memorial

A memorial recognizing workers for their service was dedicated at the Paxico Safety Rest Area along I-70 in Wabaunsee County on April 8, 1996. For more information please go here.


Work Zone Safety Tips:

Follow traffic control
Stay alert
Watch for workers
Expect delays
Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you
Change lanes when directed to do so