Governor Glendening Proclaims April 9-12 as Maryland Work Zone Safety Awareness WeekAbstract:
With warmer weather around the corner, Maryland residents are seeing visions of Ocean City surfs, Black-Eyed Susans blooming and fishing lines peeking through the waters of Deep Creek. While traveling to favorite summer destinations, Marylanders also are likely to be seeing orange — the key color designating road construction work zones. With the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) currently embarking on its largest construction program in history, Governor Parris N. Glendening proclaimed April 9-12, “Maryland Work Zone Safety Week,” in order to ensure that Maryland motorists, as well as the State’s construction workers, stay safe this construction season. With more than 200 work zones in place along state roads this spring and summer, travelers are urged to plan ahead, stay alert for work zones, and slow down.