In 2022, 16 people lost their lives in Michigan work zones. Everyone has a vital role when driving in work zones. Work Zone Awareness Week is recognized in April and is an important time to remember to pay attention and keep your eyes focused on roadside signage and worker safety. With Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s $3.5 billion Rebuilding Michigan program, there are numerous road projects underway all throughout the state, and they each require your undivided attention. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and every other Michigan road agency are working hard to fix our aging infrastructure — so stay alert and be vigilant when you’re behind the wheel.

MDOT reminds everyone to know their driving situation before they get into their car. Check for active work zones on state roads before heading out.