The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) took part in National Work Zone Awareness Week during April 11-15. To raise awareness and educate citizens on work zone safety, FDOT partnered with the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) and local law enforcement. Operations and events were held across the state including one along a 21-mile long construction zone on I-4 in the metro Orlando area. The message: work zones provide unexpected road conditions, and motorists should use extra caution in these areas.
The department released a public safety announcement video to promote the Work Zone Safety initiative. The actors in the video are all children of FDOT employees.
Also as part of National Work Zone Awareness Week, FDOT teams from all the districts observed “Go Orange” on Wednesday, April 13 by wearing something orange. Some took it to a new level, with a competition among FDOT construction, maintenance and operations offices.
FDOT Secretary Jim Boxold said, “Safety is our top priority, while providing the best infrastructure system in the nation. The department is dedicated to making our roadways safe for all who work in and travel through our work zones.”