National Work Zone Awareness Week Set for April 15-19

Each year in April, National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is held to bring national attention to motorist and workersafety and mobility issues in work zones. Since 1999, FHWA has worked with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) to coordinate and sponsor the event. Over the years, other transportation partners have joined the effort to support NWZAW. In addition to a National event conducted each year, many States host their own NWZAW events.

2013 National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 15-19 – "Work Zone Safety: We're All In This Together"

The 2013 theme highlights the complexities of work zones, especially in urban areas, and the need for awareness and planning on the part of everyone affected by work zones – DOTs, road workers, drivers, bicyclists, motorcycles, pedestrians, emergency response, law enforcement, utility workers.

  • National Kickoff Event – To be held Tuesday April 16 at an urban work zone in Washington, DC
  • Poster – If you would like to order copies of this year's poster, shown above, please send an email to with the subject line "National Poster Request" and in the message include the desired quantity of posters and the mailing address to which you'd like the posters shipped. Order deadline is March 1. There is no charge for the posters. Posters will be mailed in early March.
  • FHWA Webinar on Work Zone Awareness Week: Outreach Ideas and Strategies – Was held on February 6. A recording, transcript, and the presentations will be available on this page shortly.
  • Applications to Host NWZAW 2014 – Due February 15, 2013. Applications are available from AASHTO (PDF, 72KB).
  • ATSSA 2013 NWZAW Page