have lost their lives in work-zone related vehicle crashes were
honored Tuesday as part of the Federal Highway Administration's
third annual National Work Zone Awareness Week from April 8
to 12. The focus of the national safety campaign is to increase
driver awareness in work zones, thereby improving safety for
both travelers and highway workers.
at a work zone site located at the Interstate 95/I-495 Interchange
at Ritchie Marlboro Road in Prince George's County, MD, a memorial
wall in honor of those who have lost their lives in work zones
was unveiled. The agency said that despite continued efforts
to create safe and mobile work zones, statistics from recent
years indicate an increasing number of work-zone related vehicle
crashes across the nation. In 2000, there were an estimated
1093 fatalities in work zones.