National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) 2020 is scheduled for April 20-24. This year’s theme is Safe Work Zones for All: Protect workers. Protect road users. It features a poster reminiscent of the World War II poster with Rosie the Riveter. In her place are a male and female roadway worker proclaiming, “We Can Do It!”, which is the original language used in the WWII poster. Michigan chose that image as a reflection of its industrial heritage. Original “Rosies” worked as riveters in an aircraft factory in Ypsilanti, Michigan that built B24 bombers, which is now the site of the American Center for Mobility (ACM). Michigan officials have canceled the April 21 kickoff event in accord with CDC guidelines regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Individual NWZAW events in your area may need to be curtailed, postponed, or canceled due to public health precautions. However, NWZAW will continue as scheduled on April 20-24. We strongly encourage all participants to take part in NWZAW this year through social media to remind the public to drive safely in and around work zones.
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