Spring ushers in the traditional start of the construction season in Missouri and throughout much of the country. And, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is trying to raise work zone awareness by stressing the importance of slowing down and paying attention when those orange barrels or cones are out on the roads.
MoDOT’s Melissa Black says this is being done by turning the state orange … sort of … during what is called National Work Zone Awareness Week. She says several buildings and landmarks throughout the state will be bathed in orange lights, through Friday night, to remind motorists to pay attention in work zones.
Buildings and landmarks to be turned orange include two of the fountains at County Club Plaza in Kansas City, the Planetarium at the Science Center in St. Louis, and the Boone County Courthouse in Columbia.