National Work Zone Memorial

National Work Zone
Memorial Host Schedule


2023 DATES


Dec. 4-7, 2023

AGC Conference
Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Host: NY-NJ ATSSA Chapter


Contact us to host the Memorial!



2024 DATES


Feb. 2-6, 2024

ATSSA's 54th Convention & Traffic Expo
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, Calif.


March 5-6, 2024

North Dakota Transportation Conference
Bismarck Event Center, Bismarck, N.D.


April 15-19, 2024

National Work Zone Awareness Week
Kick-off event in Maryland
Host: Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT)


April 25, 2024

Caltrans Fallen Workers Memorial
Sacramento, Calif. area
Host: California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)


Dates in 2023 and 2024 are still available. Host today, complete the Traveling Host Application Form or the Virtual Memorial Request.


National Work Zone Memorial

Toward Zero Names


The ATSS 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 traveling 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 traditional Memorial travels to communities across the cross each year to raise awareness of the need to respect and stay safe in America’s roadway work zones. A virtual National Work Zone Memorial is also available for meetings and events.


See some of the faces of the Memorial:


Host the Memorial

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 2023, ATSSA, in partnership with ATSS Foundation, have agreed to cover the hosting fee for up to five public agencies to host the traveling National Work Zone Memorial. The agencies must be holding a media event in 2023 and not have previously hosted the Memorial.



Sponsor the Memorial

Annual Memorial sponsors are companies and organizations that choose to help fund and maintain the physical and virtual Memorial. Help honor those who died in work zones with your sponsorship commitment and receive benefits and branding opportunities throughout the year and during ATSSA’s Annual Convention & Traffic Expo in the Foundation booth. Due to its numerous travels over the last seven years, the current Memorial necessitates replacement. Its wear and tear are a testament to its significance and impact, but to continue serving its purpose effectively, we must ensure its structural integrity and longevity. This is where your support as a sponsor is invaluable.


Commit by Nov. 1 to receive the benefits which run Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2024. Become a Memorial sponsor.


Thank you 2023 Memorial sponsors:


3M logo ATSSA logo Gregory Highway logo

Horizon Signal logo OTW Safety logo PPG logo



Slurry Pavers Inc. | Valtir


Submit a Name for the Memorial

The Memorial, inscribed with more than 1,600 names, honors people who died in work zones*, including work zone workers, motorists, pedestrians, law enforcement officers, public safety officials (i.e., firefighters and paramedics) and children. Learn more about the process for submitting a name.


*Criteria: A work zone is defined in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) as an area of a roadway with construction, maintenance or utility work activities. Work zones are typically marked by signs, channelizing devices, barriers, pavement markings and/or work zone vehicles. The zone extends from the first warning sign or high-intensity rotating, flashing, oscillating or strobe lights on a vehicle to the “End Road Work” sign or the last temporary traffic control device.



View this short video to learn more about volunteering your time from home to help identify
names to be included on The Memorial. 
Your time and effort will help families and friends honor their loved ones on this traveling memorial tribute.


National Work Zone Memorial

Traveling Memorial

The traditional traveling National Work Zone Memorial is available to be shipped directly to you or your event location for display.

The traveling Memorial goes to communities across the country throughout the year and can be utilized in a variety of ways:

  • Use it as a backdrop during a roadway safety industry event.
  • Invite families that have lost someone to view the Memorial and share their stories.
  • Display it at local press events or display at state welcome centers.
  • Host at state advocacy days.

Virtual Memorial

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.

The virtual Memorial was created for times when the traveling Memorial is not available or when meetings cannot be held in person. The 30-minute video can be played:

  • During meeting breaks or lunch periods.
  • As attendees wait for a meeting to begin.
  • In a booth at a trade show.
  • On a monitor at a roadway industry event.

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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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.



The Foundation is the charitable arm of ATSSA.

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