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Southwest District Office 417.895.7600

March 29, 2017 03:30 PM
Work Zone Awareness Week Kick-Off Planned in Springfield Monday, April 3

Please join us for a media briefing to kick-off National Work Zone Awareness Week 2017 at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 3, at the south parking lot of High Street Baptist Church, 900 N. Eastgate Avenue

This year’s theme for the week is Work Zones are No Phone Zones. 

MoDOT Southwest District Engineer Travis Koestner will be joined by Missouri State Highway Troop D Captain Juan Villanueva, Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott and Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams to kick off the summer road construction and maintenance season and the importance of drivers putting down their phone and slowing down in work zones.  

There will be a short news conference along with one-on-one interview availability with any of the MoDOT and law enforcement officials in attendance.  The news media is encouraged to attend and help spread the word about several major work zones that will occur in the Springfield area this summer. The work will have major impacts to traffic throughout the summer months. 

Anyone posting information about National Work Zone Awareness Week on social media is encouraged to use the hashtags #OrangeForSafety and #NWZAW.  MoDOT also is  encouraging everyone to wear orange on Monday, April 3, to support Work Zone Awareness.  

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