The following additional resources provide additional information on highway worker safety in order to create awareness and promote safe work zones.
- Work Zone Statistics - Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
- Work Zone Safety Tips for Drivers - Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
- National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse - American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)
- Work Zone Awareness Week - Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA), and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT)
Know Before You Go!
Motorists are urged to use caution and obey reduced speed limits in work zones across the state. TDOT provides several tools to assist motorists with current road conditions.
TDOT SmartWay provides real-time traffic information on highway incidents, construction activities, and weather-related road conditions, where workers may be present, and includes streaming traffic cameras, messages displayed on overhead Dynamic Message Signs, and speed data. Information can be accessed from a desktop or mobile device at www.TNSmartWay.com/Traffic.
Tennessee 511 also provides motorists with travel information using an automated voice response system (by phone) and Twitter updates (online). Travelers can dial 511 from any landline or cellular phone, or follow 511 on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 for statewide travel.
PLEASE USE THESE TOOLS RESPONSIBLY!
Drivers should never text, tweet, or call while operating a vehicle. Check road conditions before leaving for your destination or have your passenger get the information.