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Go Orange for National Work Zone Awareness Week

Kansas will “Go Orange” this week as buildings, bridges and fountains will be lit in orange and people will wear orange to help raise awareness of work zone safety.

Governor Laura Kelly has officially proclaimed April 15-19 as National Work Zone Awareness Week in Kansas. The proclamation reminds motorists that slowing down, staying alert, minimizing distractions and being patient in roadway work zones can mean the difference between life and death.

People are encouraged to wear something orange all week, but especially on Go Orange Day in Kansas on Wednesday, April 17, to show support and appreciation for highway workers and their efforts.

Numerous KDOT buildings and other locations across the state are being lit in orange during National Work Zone Awareness Week. Message signs across the state will also promote work zone safety.

The Go Orange effort is part of National Work Zone Awareness Week, a national safety campaign that KDOT and numerous partner organizations participate in every year. The campaign highlights the dangers faced by highway workers and motorists in work zones and promotes safer behaviors.

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