National Work Zone Memorial

National Work Zone
Memorial Host Schedule

 2023 DATES


Feb. 7-8, 2023
2023 FTBA Construction Conference
Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando, Fla.
Host: Florida Transportation Builders' Association


Feb. 17-21, 2023
ATSSA's 53rd Convention & Traffic Expo
Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix


March 7-8, 2023
ND Transportation Conference
Bismarck Event Center, Bismarck, N.D.

March 14-18, 2023
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas

April 3, 2023

Respect and Remembrance to Those Who Work on North Carolina Roadways

Raleigh, N.C.

Host: Governor's Highway Safety Program


April 18, 2023
National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW)

NWZAW Host: Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)


April 27, 2023
Caltrans Fallen Workers Memorial
State Capitol Building, Sacramento, Calif.
Host: Caltrans


May 16-18, 2023
ATSSA Roadway Safety Forum: East Coast
Richmond, Va.

June 28 - July 10, 2023
Michigan Clare Welcome Center
Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
Host: MDOT & Michigan ATSSA Chapter

July 15-19, 2023
CFMA’s Annual Conference & Exhibition
Denver, Co.
Host: Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA)


Aug. 17-19, 2023
AGCO Jackson Nationals
Jackson Motorplex, Jackson, Minn.
Host: Jackson County Public Works

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


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 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 2022, ATSSA, in partnership with The Foundation, has 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 2022 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. Commit by Sept. 30 to receive the benefits which run Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2023. 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.

Contact us

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