Monday, April 03, 2017 at 3:27:03 PM

What: 2017 Work Zone Awareness Week News Conference

When: Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 10 a.m.

Where: Regional Transportation Management Center
10 Veterans Boulevard
New Orleans, La. 70124

Who: Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD)

Why: April 3-7 is Work Zone Awareness Week in Louisiana and nationwide. This year’s theme is “Work Zone Safety is in Your Hands.” In observance of this week, DOTD will assemble a cone memorial on the lawn of the RTMC building in remembrance of the 700 fatalities nationwide in work zones in 2015 – including five deaths in Louisiana. Speakers at the news conference will discuss the importance of driving safely through work zones.

  • Chris Morvant, District Administrator, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
  • Dwayne Grant, Executive Staff Officer, Louisiana Highway Safety Commission
  • Tpr. Melissa Matey, Louisiana State Police