Westminster, MD, Thursday, April 13, 2023 – Carroll County Government will recognize April 17 – 21, 2023 as National Work Zone Awareness Week.  The county will have a variety of activities for the 2023 weeklong commemoration including a work zone safety training day, a kickoff event, go orange day, social media storm, and a moment of silence.

National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones.

The Carroll County Board of Commissioners will read a proclamation at a kickoff event at the Carroll County Maintenance Center on Meadow Branch Road at 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 18, 2023.

Carroll County recognizes the contributions of those who work in roadway construction and maintenance, as well as traffic engineers, traffic operations personnel, law enforcement, emergency personnel and others whose work environments include the open road and honor those who have been injured or lost in the line of duty and asks motorists to keep these workers in mind as you travel. Crashes can be prevented by ignoring distractions, staying alert, using extra caution, reducing speed, obeying signage and flaggers, and giving a construction area your undivided attention when approaching, entering and exiting a work zone.

Carroll County is dedicated to ensuring the safety of work zones and are committed to raising driver awareness with the aid of automated enforcement and other education and enforcement efforts to prevent crashes and injuries. Join the county in recognizing the importance of work zone safety every day.