Arkansas Department Of Transportation

ARDOT Promotes Safety During National Work Zone Awareness Week

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) is promoting work zone safety across the state this week as National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is underway.

In 2022, ARDOT launched a statewide work zone safety campaign called “Slow Down, Phone Down.”

“We are in year two of our ‘Slow Down, Phone Down’ work zone safety campaign and we are proud to say the number of injuries and deaths in Arkansas work zones is decreasing,” said ARDOT Director Lorie Tudor. “Every day, we are working to continue that trend toward safer work zones. When entering a work zone, remember to slow down, and phone down. It will help keep you and our workers safe.”

Throughout NWZAW April 17-21:

• ARDOT will be featuring videos from work zones across the state. 

• Bridges and buildings will be lit orange in honor of work zone safety awareness. 

• Wednesday, April 19 is “Go Orange Day.” Everyone is encouraged to wear orange for work zone safety awareness.

• A moment of silence is planned for Friday, April 21 to honor those killed in work zones. 

Follow ARDOT on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@myARDOT on all platforms) to follow along with NWZAW.

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