National Work Zone Memorial

ATSS Foundation offers the “The National Work Zone Memorial - Respect and Remembrance: Reflections of Life on the Road” program as 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.

Complete a host application today and find the Memorial travel schedule.

Sponsor the Memorial

Annual Memorial sponsors are companies and organizations that choose to help fund and maintain the physical and virtual Memorial. Sponsorship benefits run Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, annually.

Thank you 2024 Memorial sponsors:


Avila Traffic Safety | Direct Traffic Control Inc. | Road Worx | 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.

YouTube video

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.