WV Department of Highways Kicks Off Work Zone Safety Season
May 2, 2012 - The Media Center provided live satellite news/media coverage for West Virginia Department of Highways, Federal Highway Administration officials, and the West Virginia State Police who have announced the beginning of the 2012 Work Zone Safety and Awareness season during a media event at the state capitol in Charleston.
From April through November 2012, the West Virginia Division of Highways may have up to 300 road construction work zones, and each of the division’s 10 districts may establish one or more short-term work zones per day. Combine that with the work of cities, counties, and motorists can expect to see thousands of work zones during this period.
The mission of this project is to reduce the number of work zone fatalities in West Virginia and the nation. These work zones require extra caution on the part of drivers, so they need to pay close attention to the movements of traffic as well as the location of road workers whose jobs often put them extremely close to traffic. This year West Virginia State Police will be strictly enforcing the various work zone speed limits, so watch for those flashing signs and drive safely WV!
Take a look below at the pictures taken at the Work Zone Safety event.