This week is National Work Zone Awareness Week

PIERRE, S.D.(DRGNews)- This is National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 26-30, 2021).

South Dakota Department of Transportation Pierre area engineer Dean VanDeWiele says the designation highlights the deadly dangers of speeding or driving distracted in work areas.

He recommends checking your route before you leave to see if there are any areas under construction.

VanDeWiele says people are invited to participate in GO ORANGE DAY Wednesday.

Again, VanDeWiele encourages businesses, organizations, individuals, families and friends to wear some orange apparel, take creative photos and share the pictures on social media using the hashtag #orange4safetysd. Facebook users can access and use SDDOT’s work zone safety awareness profile picture frame on the SDDOT Facebook page from April 26-30, 2021.

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