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Work Zone Safety
Work Zone Safety
MDOT understands that traveling through work zones can be frustrating. We want you to know that we are working diligently to reduce the impacts that road work has on motorists while delivering smooth and safe roads and bridges.
It is important to remember that road and bridge construction can be dangerous work in unpredictable environments. To ensure the safety of road workers and road users - always slow down, follow all posted signs, and be alert. Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility!
National Work Zone Awareness Week
April 17 - 21, 2023
National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an annual public awareness campaign held each spring to educate road users and workers about the importance of work zone safety. The campaign encourages safe driving and using extra caution in work zones.
2023 NWZAW events include:
- April 17 - Work Zone Safety Training
- April 18 - National Kickoff Event
- April 19 - Go Orange Day
- April 20 - Social Media Storm
- April 21- Moment of Silence
Safe Driving Tips
Work Zone Safety Task Force
The Work Zone Safety Task Force (WZSTF) was officially launched in October 2018 as a collaborative effort between the MDOT and Michigan’s heavy/highway construction industry. It is the goal of the task force to reduce and eliminate work zone injuries and deaths for construction workers and motorists.
Mission: Working together, MDOT and the heavy construction industry are advancing our culture and practices to put SAFETY FIRST in Michigan’s work zones.