National Work Zone Memorial
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.
New in 2020! Virtual National Work Zone Memorial available for virtual or in-person meetings and events.
See some of the faces of the Memorial:
The Memorial, inscribed with more than 1,500 names, 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.
View this short video to learn more about volunteering your time from home to help identify names to be included on The Memorial.
Engaging during COVID-19 social distancing
Even with the hardships everyone is experiencing with the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing guidelines, The ATSS Foundation is still here, honoring those lost in work zones. You can help by volunteering your time to research names that should be added to the Memorial for recognition:
Your time and effort will help families and friends honor their loved ones on this traveling memorial tribute.
The National Work Zone 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. The new virtual Memorial is now available for use at no cost.
For 2021, ATSSA in partnership with The Foundation have agreed to cover the hosting fee for up to five public agencies to host the traditional traveling National Work Zone Memorial in 2021 for a media event, for agencies who have not previously hosted the Memorial.
Physical traveling Memorial
The traveling National Work Zone Memorial is available to be shipped directly to you or your event location for display.
View a preview of the new virtual National Work Zone Memorial. The full video link will be provided for your event and can be displayed on a video monitor, during a presentation, etc.
April 12-16, 2021
Respect and Remembrance to Those Who Work on North Carolina Roadways
Host: North Carolina DOT; Governor's Highway Safety Program
April 26-30, 2021
National Work Zone Awareness Week
Host: Michigan DOT
Dates in 2021 are still available. Complete the Traveling Host Application Form or the Virtual Memorial Request today.
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.
Promoting roadway safety through charitable giving and public awareness
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.