Several buildings and bridges across Kansas will be lit up in orange lights to help raise awareness on work zone safety for the week of April 11-15.
During this week, orange will be seen at –
* Kansas Department of Transportation’s District offices in Great Bend, Topeka, Salina, Norton, Chanute, Hutchinson and Garden City as well as several KDOT Area offices
* Governor’s Mansion in Topeka
* Amelia Earhart Memorial Bridge in Atchison
* Visitor’s Center in the Capitol
* Eisenhower State Office Building in Topeka
* Front of the Topeka City Hall building
* Kansas Turnpike Authority Headquarters building in Wichita
* 87th Street bridges over I-35 and Renner truss in Lenexa .
All this orange is part of KDOT and numerous safety partners’ efforts in National Work Zone Awareness Week, a safety campaign that highlights the dangers highway workers and motorists face in work zones. People are encouraged to participate by wearing orange on Wednesday, April 13, the official Go Orange Day! in Kansas.
KDOT will also share stories each day written by highway workers and law enforcement about their experiences in work zones at http://ksdotblog.blogspot.com/. Other information can be found on the KDOT website at www.ksdot.org.