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, 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.

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 2020, 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 2020 for a media event, for agencies who have not previously hosted the memorial.



National Work Zone Memorial Host Location Schedule

2020 DATES

Postponed - dates TBD

National Work Zone Awareness Promotional Event 

Alabama AGC Headquarters, Irondale, Ala.

Host: AGC Alabama Construction Industry Services, Inc.

April 20-22, 2020 (kickoff event on April 21 canceled)

National Work Zone Awareness Week Event

Clare Welcome Center, Clare, Mich.

Host: ATSSA and The ATSS Foundation

Postponed - dates TB

Caltrans Fallen Workers Memorial

California DOT Headquarters and California State Capitol, Sacramento, Calif.

Host: California ATSSA Chapter and California DOT

November 2020

Safer Roads 2020 International Conference

Richmond Convention Center, Richmond, Va.

Host: ATSSA and The ATSS Foundation

December 1-4, 2020

5th Annual City of Surprise Safety Day

City Hall, Surprise, Ariz.

Host: City of Surprise, Arizona

Dates in 2020 are still available. Complete the Host Application Form 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.

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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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