MoDOT: Work Zone Awareness Week 2024 Urges Drivers to "Work With Us" Media Event April 16

SPRINGFIELD – As the busy road work season gets underway across Missouri, the Missouri Department of Transportation kicks off 2024 National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 15-19) with a media event in Springfield on Tuesday, April 16.

MoDOT will host a Work Zone Awareness Week Media Event at 10 am at MoDOT’s Southwest District Office, 3025 East Kearney, Springfield, 65803. Speakers will include MoDOT Southwest District Engineer Stacy Reese, MSHP Troop D Corporal Sam Carpenter and MoDOT Maintenance Supervisor Danny Bowling discussing their experiences on Missouri’s roadways.

Since 2000, 35 MoDOT employees have been killed in the line of duty, 16 of them taking place in work zones. With over $1.4 billion in road and bridge work this year, Missouri motorists can expect to encounter a significant amount of work zones and ongoing maintenance operations during their travels this year. MoDOT is urging motorists to “Work with Us” by making smart, safe driving choices behind the wheel to protect themselves and those they share the road with, including highway workers.

Using a cell phone while driving is now against the law in Missouri. The Siddens Bening hands free law, which took effect last August, prohibits drivers from physically holding or supporting a cell phone while driving; this includes sending or receiving texts and recording or watching videos. Drivers can face criminal charges for crashes that result in property damage, injury or death.

Please contact the MoDOT Communications Team, at 417-895-7600 or with any questions ahead of the event.


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