National Work Zone Awareness Week 2017, April 3-7

“Work Zone Safety is in Your Hands”

NWZAW is an annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones. The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones. The event will be hosted by the State of Maryland. 

Go Orange Day 2017, Wednesday, April 5th

All roadway safety professionals across the country are encouraged to wear orange to proudly show their support of work zone safety. 

Go Orange Day and NWZAW is an important time to show your support of the roadway safety industry, especially to the families of victims who have lost their lives in work zones.

This year for Go Orange Day, ATSSA is expanding our focus to not only photos, but also videos. ATSSA wants to see videos of you or a group wearing orange and telling us why you support Go Orange Day and NWZAW, doing something fun, safe and creative.

    • National Kick-Off Event:
      Tuesday, April 4 at 10:30 a.m. EST in Montgomery County, Md. (Georgia Avenue/Randolph Road interchange, Silver Spring, Md.)
      Click here to read about this project.
    • Kick-Off Event Address for GPS Purposes:
      12313 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20906
      Click here to view the event map

      Parking: Former First National Bank
      2315 Randolph Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20902

    • Recommended accommodations for out of town visitors:
      North Bethesda Marriott
      5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852
      301-822-9200 /
  • 2017 Poster:
    Click here to view
    Requests for NWZAW 2017 posters must include the name of the person making the request, organization and number of posters requested. Please email all poster requests to with “NWZAW POSTER REQUEST” in the subject line.


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