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.

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:

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.

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:

  1. Reach out to your state government or local ATSSA chapter for information on those who have died in a work zone incident
  2. Contact the company/family and encourage them to honor their friend or loved one by submitting their name to be added to the Memorial
  3. Assist the company/family or gather the information required to submit the completed Name Submission Form


Your time and effort will help families and friends honor their loved ones on this traveling memorial tribute.


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 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.



National Work Zone Memorial

Physical traveling Memorial

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

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.

National Work Zone Memorial Host Location Schedule

2021 DATES

April 12-16, 2021

Respect and Remembrance to Those Who Work on North Carolina Roadways

Raleigh, N.C.

Host: North Carolina DOT; Governor's Highway Safety Program

April 26-30, 2021

National Work Zone Awareness Week

TBD, Michigan

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.

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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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