Save the Date: National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 17-21, 2023

The 2023 National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an annual spring campaign that encourages safe driving through work zones. Each year in the spring, National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is held to bring national attention to motorist and worker safety in work zones. This year’s theme, “You play a role in work zone safety.  Work with us!” emphasizes the importance of motorists driving safely to ensure that we all work together to save lives in work zones. 


To kick off the 2023 construction season, MITA, along with partners from the Michigan State Police, MDOT, ATSSA, and MIOSHA are hosting a National Work Zone Awareness Week news conference and public event to promote safety and to honor the workers, motorists, and families of those killed in work zones. Please save the date and join us to promote safety in our work zones. NWZAW event will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at the MDOT Bay Region Office in Saginaw, Michigan.


Please click here for the invite.


Also, National Orange Day will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. Wear your orange to promote worker safety. You can show your support by purchasing your own MDOT work zone apparel: polos, sweatshirts, and t-shirts. Visit Underground Printing – MDOT Work Zones to shop and submit your order. Orders are due Tuesday, March 7, 2023, and will be shipped directly to you.


If you have any questions or comments, please contact Greg Brooks or Rachelle VanDeventer at the MITA office at 517-347-8336, or by email at or