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AGC Joins Work Zone Awareness Week Kick-Off Event

April 7, 2009

The 10th annual Work Zone Awareness Week began this week, and includes events around the country to raise awareness of the importance of highway work zone safety.  An event outside Washington, D.C., featured a tour of an AGC member project site led by Michael Hart, Cianbro Construction Corp.

Michael Hart, Cianbro Construction Corp., led the media on a tour of a highway construction site outside Washington, D.C.

Michael Hart, Cianbro Construction Corp., led the media on a tour of a highway construction site outside Washington, D.C.

Local media attended the event and captured AGC's call to reduce the number of highway work zone fatalities by fifty percent within the next two years.  On average, 1,000 people are killed each year in highway work zones, and AGC's CEO Steve Sandherr noted that it should not cost a life to rebuild a road or repair a bridge.

For more information, contact Brian Turmail at (703) 837-5310 or turmailb@agc.org.

View the press release here.

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