Work Zone Safety and Support Fund
In an effort to better support our industry the Associate Council created a fund to support individuals and families affected by work zone fatalities and critically injured.
According to Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), about 600 people die and more than 37,000 people are injured every year in work zone crashes nationwide. Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) embarks on hundreds of construction projects across the state and that does not include the numerous maintenance activities that are conducted every day to keep our highways safe. With every construction zone comes equipment, workers and daily changes in the road and alignment you may be traveling. As a result, it is critical that everyone does their part to make the cone zones safe. Lower speed limits, flaggers and police enforcement are all used to help keep work zones safe, but motorists still need to drive responsibly to keep not only our workers safe, but yourself as well.
Work Zone Facts
- In Colorado in 2011, preliminary statistics show there were 830 work zone crashes, resulting in 96 injuries and 10 fatalities, many of which could have been prevented.
- In 2014, (the most recent statistics available), 1,607 crashes occurred in Colorado construction zones resulting in 130 injuries and 9 deaths. In 2013, there were 1,326 crashes in Colorado construction zones resulting in 126 injuries and 14 deaths.
- In a typical five-day work week, an average of seven motorists and one highway worker are killed nationwide.
Contact Randy Drennen, with any questions.
If you'd like to contribute to the Work Zone Safety & Support Fund, please contact Kelly Lehto, (303) 290-6611 x11.