KDOT using orange lights to focus on work zone safety

By Kansas Department of Transportation
March 23, 2015

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 March 23-27.

During this week, orange will be seen at –

All Kansas Department of Transportation’s District offices in 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

Travel Information Center on I-70 near Goodland

87th Street bridges over I-35 and Renner truss in Lenexa as well as the fountain in front of the Lenexa City Hall.

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.

People are encouraged to participate in this safety campaign by wearing orange on Thursday, March 26, the official Go Orange Day! in Kansas.

KDOT will also share blogs each day written by highway workers and law enforcement about their experiences in work zones. Links to these and other information can be found on the KDOT website at www.ksdot.org.