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National Work Zone Awareness Week

Graphic of the poster for the 2015 National Work Zone Awareness Week. This year’s theme "Expect The Unexpected"

Each year in the spring, National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is held to bring national attention to motorist and worker safety and mobility issues in work zones. Since 1999, FHWA has worked with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) to coordinate and sponsor the event. Over the years, other transportation partners have joined the effort to support NWZAW. In addition to a National event conducted each year, many States host their own NWZAW events

2015 National Work Zone Awareness Week, March 23-27 – "Expect the Unexpected"

The 2015 theme was the original theme used 15 years ago in the national event that was created to focus attention on work zone safety and work zone workers. Since the creation of the national campaign by FHWA, ATSSA and AASHTO, the number of work zone fatalities has dropped significantly.

The national kickoff event will be held Tuesday, March 24 at 11 am in Northern Virginia on the 395/Seminary Road overpass project.

15th National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 7-11, 2014 – "Work Zone Speeding: A Costly Mistake"

14th National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 15-19, 2013 – "Work Zone Safety: We're All In This Together"

13th National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 23-27, 2012 – "Don't Barrel Through Work Zones! Drive Smart to Arrive Alive"

12th National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 4-8, 2011 – "Safer Driving. Safer work zones. For everyone."

11th National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 19-23, 2010 – "Work Zones Need Your Undivided Attention"

10th National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 6-10, 2009 – "Drive to Survive - Our Future is Riding On It!"

9th National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 7-11, 2008 – "Slow for the Cone Zone"

8th National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 2-6, 2007 – "Signs of Change"

7th National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 3-9, 2006 – "Working at the Speed of Night"

6th National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 3-9, 2005 – "Slow Down or Pay Up"

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