Category: Safety

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Initiatives of National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW)

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Toward Zero Deaths Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) is a national initiative to eliminate highway fatalities founded in 2009. The ATSSA Foundation's mission is to support injured or fallen roadway workers and their families, impacted by roadway work zone crashes. This national strategy on highway safety to advocate for eliminating serious...
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What is the History of National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW)?

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Roadway construction season has arrived! Construction zones are often full of obstacles and potential hazards, so it is important to stay alert and follow all posted signs and instructions. As we all know, roadway construction is a necessary part of keeping our roads safe and maintained. By being aware, alert and...
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It’s National Work Zone Awareness Week

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Spring is finally here, and that means construction season is underway! As we all know, construction zones can be extremely dangerous places for both drivers and workers. That's exactly why the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) hosts its annual National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW), this year from April 11-15....
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Safety, Transformation, and Organizational Goals Outlined in DOT’s Focus Areas for 2022

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If you have reviewed the draft DOT Strategic Framework, you will note the agency’s priorities for achieving their mission through six strategic goals. We would like to take a deeper look at those elements that are related to Safety, Transformation and Organizational Goals for this particular article. The Department of...
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Can You Have Both Rumble Strips and Longer-Lasting Roads?

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Rumble strips are a low-cost measure used to address one of the most serious types of traffic crashes: a lane departure crash. They consist of a set of transverse grooves applied on the shoulder or centerline of a roadway. An example of a road with centerline rumble strips. In Ohio,...
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What is ENVISION and Sustainable Infrastructure?

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Communities everywhere are demanding that infrastructure be built to protect the environment, boost economies, and protect human health. We can deliver on that challenge if we focus on building the right projects the right way. Organizations have missions, visions and values to build longer-lasting, safer roads. We strive to build...
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