Transportation Partners Kick-Off Third Annual Work Zone Awareness Event to Promote Highway Construction SafetyAbstract:
U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta today urged motorists to exercise caution and drive safely through work zones as the Department of Transportation joined its state, local and private sector partners to kick off the third annual National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 8-12, 2002. The National Work Zone Memorial was unveiled at the event. This mobile memorial contains the names of persons killed in work zones and will be displayed at future highway safety events throughout the country. The kick-off event took place in a work zone where construction is taking place at an interchange along the Capital Beltway near Washington, DC.