It's an honor, but it is a grave honor.
MoDOT was selected to host the "National Work Zone Memorial - Respect and Remembrance: Reflections of Life on the Road."
The traveling memorial, maintained by the American Traffic Safety Services Foundation, is a tribute to the memory of those who lost their lives in the nation's work zones - workers, drivers, passengers, police officers and emergency responders. It travels to communities year-round. The intent is to raise public awareness of the need to respect and stay safe in America's roadway work zones.
The memorial will stand in the St. Louis Galleria from Tuesday, April 24 until Sunday, April 29, 2012.
We don't want the memorial to be any larger when it returns to Missouri some day. Please - when you see a work zone sign - mind your speed, pay attention (turn down the tunes and put down the phone) and be alert for the unusual.
To learn more about work zone safety, visit www.modot.org/workzones