Department of Transportation

Work Zone Safety

In the past five years, a total of 1,794 crashes were reported in West Virginia work zones. Those crashes resulted in a total of 15 fatalities, 509 injuries, and 1,270 reports of personal property damage.

Work Zone Safety Resources

​Safety Tips for Drivers

  • Obey the posted speed limit
  • Stay alert
  • Put down your phone. It’s the law!
  • Don’t tailgate. Follow other vehicles at a safe distance.
  • Expect the unexpected. Workers, vehicles, or equipment may enter your lane without warning.
  • Be patient. It takes only an few extra seconds more to travel at the 10-15 mph reduced speed through work zones.

Be sure to check the WV511 Traveler Information System for information on work zones and real-time traffic for information on work zones and real-time traffic alerts.

Visit the DOH Districts page  for information on maintenance work being performed in each county.
Work Zone Safety. Just Slow Down