MoDOT kicks-off Work Zone Awareness Week

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) begins Work Zone Awareness Week Monday.

MoDOT employee Frank Shadwell recalls a time he was driving a truck-mounted attenuator (TMA) for a moving work zone when, in an instant, a vehicle sped into the back of his truck. Dozens of MoDOT employees share similar experiences. The department saw 33% more TMA crashes in 2020 than 2019, most often caused by speeding and distractions.

Shadwell and other work zone crash survivors share their stories at a virtual news briefing to promote awareness for work zone safety during National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 26-30. Gov. Mike Parson also joined the discussion to stress the important role all Missourians play in making work zones a safer place to drive and work.