Arkansas Department of Transportation Kicks Off National Work Zone Awareness Week

ALL COUNTIES | April 5, 2024

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) is kicking off National Work Zone Awareness Week with a press event and announcement in downtown Little Rock at 11 a.m. Monday, April 15.

During the event, ARDOT will unveil a special project the agency is embarking on with the help of the Arkansas Good Roads Foundation and other industry partners.

Additionally, ARDOT will display new safety equipment at the event including green-light vehicles, Lane Blade devices, and Gator Getters.  ARDOT’s Mobile Work Zone Memorial will also be on display.

Work Zone Awareness Week is a national safety campaign observed each spring, traditionally at the start of construction season, to encourage safe driving through highway work zones across the country. This year, it will be the week of April 15-19.  

Additionally, Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders has signed a State proclamation declaring the week of April 15-19, 2024 as Work Zone Awareness Week in Arkansas. Bridges and buildings in the central Arkansas area will be lit orange in honor of work zone safety.

ARDOT is joined by industry partners that include the Arkansas Chapter of the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA), the Associated General Contractors of Arkansas (AGC), the Arkansas Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA), the Arkansas Good Roads Foundation, and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

The National Work Zone Awareness Week campaign was founded by ATSSA, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and FHWA.

Kick-Off Event and Announcement

What:Arkansas’ 2024 National Work Zone Awareness Week
When: 11 a.m., Monday, April 15
Where:Southwest Parking lot of the Clinton Presidential Library, overlooking the 30 Crossing work zone in downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock (location map)
Who:Open to the public

Contact: Ellen Coulter

NR 24-110

April 5, 2024