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.
2017 Kansas Highlights
Go Orange Day on April 6
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 April 6 at the KDOT Area Four Office located at I-70 and Gage Boulevard in Topeka.
Speakers Will Include:
Catherine Patrick - State Transportation Engineer, Kansas Department of Transportation
Col. Mark Bruce - Superintendent, Kansas Highway Patrol
Galen Ludlow - KDOT Dodge City Superintendent
Troy Whitworth - Assistant Director of Operations – Kansas Department of Transportation
Rick Backlund - Federal Highway Administration Division Administrator
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.
Go Orange Around Kansas!
During National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 3-7) many locations will be lit up in orange.