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National Work Zone Awareness Week, an annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through work zones on and next to public streets, is April 8-12, 2019.s  The Federal Highway Administration, the American Traffic Safety Services Association and state and local agencies have partnered to sponsor National Work Zone Awareness week since 2000.  The key message is that as a driver you must use extra caution in work zones to keep yourself, your family and others safe. This year’s theme is “Drive like you work here.”

The program reminds drivers of these safety tips for driving in work zones:

  • Plan ahead – During the spring and summer construction months, expect delays and plan for them or use alternate routes to avoid work zones when possible.
  • Obey road crews and signs – When approaching a work zone, watch for cones, barrels, signs, large vehicles and workers.
  • Slow down – Keep a safe distance from other vehicles, work zones and workers.
  • Move over – Most states have a move-over law that applies when passing work crews and official vehicles with flashing warning lights.
  • Avoid distractions – Keep your eyes on the road and off your phone and other devices.
  • Watch for sudden stopages – Keep aware and alert for work vehicles and workers entering or exiting the roadway.
  • Watch for large vehicles – Done make sudden lane changes in front of trucks that are slowing down.

On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, Go Orange to show your support for work zone safety and to honor those roadway workers who have been injured or lost their lives to work zone crashes.

Subscribe to the City of Menlo Park’s Weekly Construction News Updates for up to date information about construction going on within the City.

From Menlo Updates: used with permission

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Section of Bay Trail in Menlo Park closing overnight April 3/4

The Bay Trail will close overnight between Willow Road and Chilco Street starting Wednesday, April 3, at 9:00 pm and reopen Thursday, April 4, at 6:00 am. The closure is necessary to complete work that will realign the Bay Trail around the future bayfront bicycle/pedestrian bridge. This will allow the Bay Trail to remain open […]

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2019 Commuter Challenge runs from April 1 to May 31

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Pre-dawn shower adds to Menlo Park rainfall

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Evening rain pounds Menlo Park

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Rain overnight gives way to sun after dawn

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Lots of sputtering, not much rain today in Menlo Park

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Applications to serve on a Menlo Park Commission/Committee due April 5

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Respite from rain ends the first day of spring

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Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County invites youth to enter contest on area housing crisis

The Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County invites youth to create a narrative essay or visual art piece based on personal opinion or experience that explores the housing crisis in the San Francisco Bay Area. Writing submissions should be less than 2,500 words. Art submissions should be in .jpg or .png format and include […]

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