Beginning Tuesday, the National Work Zone Memorial will be at the North Carolina Welcome Center off Interstate 95 in Northampton County in commemoration of North Carolina Work Zone Awareness Week.
The memorial will be at the center through Thursday.
The memorial honors those who died in work zones, including work zone workers, motorists, pedestrians, law enforcement officers, public safety officials, and children. There are currently 1,592 names on the memorial including 36 North Carolina fallen workers. A virtual program including the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program, leadership from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, American Traffic Safety Services Association, Carolinas Associated General Contractors, and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol will be kicking off the event at 8:30 Tuesday morning.
Remarks will be made by NCDOT Secretary Eric Boyette; GHSP Director Mark Ezzell; ATSSA Foundation Chairman David Krahulec; CAGC Government Relations and Highway-Heavy Division Director Victor Barbour; and NCSHP Major Daryl Conley.
Federal and state highway workers, law enforcement, first responders, and others in the field of transportation safety from across the state will also be joining virtually.
Registration for the event can be found at this link