Give ‘Em a Brake during National Work Zone Awareness Week April 15-19

The green of spring means the ORANGE of construction season is upon us. Work zone safety is important for drivers and workers alike. In celebration of National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 15-19, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials reminds drivers to slow down, read road signs and avoid distractions, as seen in this public service announcement video.

Olathe and surrounding areas are currently undergoing several significant road improvement projects including the Santa Fe Streetscape project and KDOT Yellow and Gateway projects impacting both the I-35 and I-435 corridors. Drivers are reminded to slow down and “Give ’Em A Brake!”  For weekly road and lane closures, visit or