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Meet Roy. #NYCDOT Road Warrior. Father.

“My favorite part of the job is making sure I do something to keep the public safe. If I see something dangerous out there that can hurt someone, I make sure to fix it. I fix potholes, broken guardrails. You never know, someday my family might come down that same road.”

It’s National Work Zone Awareness Week (March 23- March 27, 2017). Help us ensure that our crews are able to complete their work safely, and remember that NYC DOT projects are essential to keeping pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists moving safely through our streets. Our recent campaign features actual NYC DOT employees who are heroes on the job and to their families.

National Work Zone Awareness Week’s aim is to better protect crews working to improve our roadways, but everyone in our city will benefit: 85% of those killed in work zones are motorists or passengers.

So, please be patient; work zone crews are working to improve your ride.

Tools of the Trade: Temporary Traffic Control Devices

Temporary traffic control devices protect motorists, passengers and workers in work zones. Over four out of every five work zone fatalities are motorists and more than 32,000 people are injured each year as a result of motor vehicle crashes in work zones. Pay attention and slow down in work zones!

This post is part of National Work Zone Awareness Week.