Orange is the color of the week, according to KDOT

April 08, 2014

What do the Amelia Earhart Memorial Bridge and the Governor’s Mansion have in common? For the week of April 7-11, they will be lit up in orange lights to help raise awareness on work zone safety.

Other locations around Kansas will be lit up in orange including a portion of the Visitor’s Center in the Capitol, the Eisenhower State Office Building, the Kansas Contractors Association’s office and all Kansas Department of Transportation’s District offices in Topeka, Salina, Norton, Chanute, Hutchinson and Garden City.

All this orange is part of KDOT and numerous safety partners’ efforts to participate in National Work Zone Awareness Week, a safety campaign that highlights the hazards and dangers highway workers and motorists face every day.

KDOT will also share blogs each day written by highway workers and law enforcement telling their experiences in work zones as well as photos of people wearing orange in support of highway workers. Links to these and other information can be found on the KDOT website at and click on the Go Orange link.