The Tennessee Department of Transportation is joining other states to ask motorists to move over and slow down for highway workers.
TDOT will spread that message statewide during National Work Zone Awareness Week April 20st thru April 24th in an effort to improve safety in Tennessee's interstate and highway construction and maintenance work zones.
Work zones include everything from major interstate widening projects to pothole patching and mowing. Motorists will encounter work zones across Tennessee in downtowns, along interstates and in rural areas.
Last year in Tennessee, 25 people died in work zone crashes, including workers, drivers and passengers.
To help bring awareness to the importance of safety in work zones, TDOT launched the Work with Us – Move Over, Slow Down safety campaign.