National Work Zone Memorial


Toward Zero Names

The Foundation offers the National Work Zone Memorial honoring lives lost in work zones to help make fatalities “real” to policy makers and drivers.


The new design of the National Work Zone Memorial was unveiled in February 2017. Originally unveiled in April 2002, “The National Work Zone Memorial - Respect and Remembrance: Reflections of Life on the Road” program is a living tribute to the memory of lives lost in work zones. The Memorial travels to communities cross-country, year-round to raise public awareness of the need to respect and stay safe in America’s roadway work zones.


See some of the faces of the Memorial:

Submit a Name for the Memorial

The Memorial honors those who died in work zones, including work zone workers, motorists, pedestrians, law enforcement officers, public safety officials (i.e., firefighters and paramedics), and children.

Host the Memorial


The Memorial is available to anyone interested in increasing roadway safety awareness. The Foundation encourages ATSSA members, ATSSA chapters, state DOTs, and industry leaders to host the Memorial at your next event.


For 2019, ATSSA in partnership with The Foundation have agreed to cover the hosting fee for up to five public agencies to host the National Work Zone Memorial in 2019 for a media event, for agencies who have not previously hosted the memorial.



National Work Zone Memorial Host Location Schedule

2019 DATES

September 16-20, 2019

Illinois Tollway

Hinsdale Oasis, Chicago, Illinois

Host: Illinois Tollway

October 18-23, 2019

Celebrate Mesa and Work Zone Safety Training Seminar

Red Mountain Park and East Mesa Service Center, Mesa, Arizona

Host: City of Mesa Transportation Dept. and the Arizona Chapter of ATSSA

October 29, 2019

TAPCO's Annual Training Showcase

TAPCO, Brown Deer, Wisconsin


2020 DATES

January 24-28, 2020 

ATSSA's 50th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

Host: ATSSA and The Foundation

March 9-12, 2020

Purdue University Road School 2020

Purdue University, Indiana

Host: Indiana Chapter of ATSSA

April 20-24, 2020

National Work Zone Awareness Week

Location TBD, Michigan

Host: Michigan DOT and Michigan Chapter of ATSSA

April 25 - May 1, 2020

Caltrans Fallen Workers Memorial

California DOT Headquarters and California State Capitol, Sacramento, California

Host: California Chapter of ATSSA and California DOT

The American Traffic Safety Services Foundation is a qualified 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Consult your tax advisor regarding specific questions about your deductions. The Foundation’s tax identification number is 62-1384292.

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The American Traffic Safety Services Foundation (The Foundation) works to make zero deaths a reality by offering charitable programs, events, and spreading the word through public awareness. Toward Zero Deaths. Toward Zero Scholarships. Toward Zero Names.

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