Work Zone Safety

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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 11

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 Thursday, April 11, at the KDOT Area Four Office located at I-70 and Gage Boulevard in Topeka.

Speakers Will Include:
Burt Morey, State Transportation Engineer, Kansas Department of Transportation
Kansas Highway Patrol Superintendent Col. Herman Jones
Kade Cooper – Belleville Highway Maintenance Supervisor - Kansas Department of Transportation
Ted Coleman – Wichita Highway Maintenance Supervisor, Kansas Department of Transportation
Kayne Kraus – Admire Equipment Operator, 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