Work Zone Safety Awareness Week

  COLUMBUS – Aimed at reducing the more than 5,000 accidents in construction zones last year, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is lighting buildings across the state in bright orange color to remind motorists that work zones need undivided attention.
  Starting Sunday night, ODOT will illuminate its Central Office headquarters in Columbus, several office buildings and county garages across the state in orange lights – the color of work zones, orange barrels and construction signs.
  In addition, the Veterans’ Glass City Skyway bridge in Toledo will glow with a spectacular display of orange
  The orange lights will glow each night April 18-25 to recognize National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, a national effort to reduce accidents in construction zones.
  In 2009, there were 5,012 crashes in work zones along Ohio’s roadways. 13 people lost their lives. While the numbers are down from the year before, it still represents one work zone crash every two hours in Ohio.


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