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Work Zone Wednesday 2019

Have you seen the fun messaging along Oklahoma highways?

In 2016, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation began the Work Zone Wednesday messaging during its Work Zone Awareness campaign. The messaging was aimed to get drivers attention and make them think about safety behind the wheel. There are currently 52 digital messaging boards throughout the state that display the message every Wednesday, impacting more than 3.1 million drivers that pass by the boards.

The first two months proved to be so successful and impressionable on drivers that ODOT was asked to extend the messaging to a year-long effort. Every two months a committee of ODOT employees team up to plan messages that are informational, seasonal or have to do with a current pop culture trend.  Each message must meet Federal Highway Administration regulations for roadway signage.

The department will carry on this weekly tradition for years to come to make an impact on driver’s safety habits.

Here are some from 2019:

January 2, 2019

New Year, new driver. Drive safely into 2019. #WorkZoneWednesday

January 9, 2019

We've moved on from bad drivers! Thank you, @ArianaGrande #WorkZoneWednesday

January 16, 2019

In the past five years, 1,658 people were injured in Oklahoma work zones. Let's work together to keep our workers and each other safe. #WorkZoneWednesday

January 23, 2019

Click it, snap it, it's not surprise that seat belts saves lives. #WorkZoneWednesday

January 30, 2019

Keep your focus on the road, so you can get to your watch party safely. #WorkZoneWednesday

February 6, 2019

Blindsided when you step on a Lego? That's how we feel about distracted driving. #WorkZoneWednesday #LegoMovie

February 13, 2019

Don't let your blind love distract you. Hug the wheel so you can hug your Valentine. #WorkZoneWednesday

In honor of President's Day we ask that drivers drive safely. #WorkZoneWednesday

It's not about who wore it better, it's about who put their phone down while driving. Be one of the winners, drive safely. #WorkZoneWednesday

March 6, 2019

We're all one team on the road. Drive Safely #WorkZoneWednesday

March 13, 2019

The lucky ones know not to text and drive. #WorkZoneWednesday

March 20, 2019

It's spring break! Enjoy the week with family and friends but remember to drive safely to your destinations. #WorkZoneWednesday #Springbreak19

March 27, 2019

You think you're Kyle Busch? Well you're not. The highways aren't speedways. Please slow down. #WorkZoneWednesday

April 1, 2019

Highway safety isn't something to fight over, it's a reason for an alliance. #WorkZoneWednesday #YourLifeMatters

April 2, 2019

Let's end the streak.

Let's work together.

Let's say it together -- not one more fatality in work zones.

#WorkZoneWednesday #YourLifeMatters

April 3, 2019

Our workers want one thing: to get home to their families at night. You can help make than happen. Be alert in work zones.

#WorkZoneWednesday #YourLifeMatters

April 4, 2019

Wherever you are in Oklahoma -- from the panhandle to the southeast corner -- remember: Safety Always Wins. #WorkZoneWednesday #YourLifeMatters

April 5, 2019

When you are in the game, just remember -- Safety Always Wins. #WorkZoneWednesday #YourLifeMatters

April 6, 2019

Please don't put the metal to the pedal in work zones. Just slow down. #WorkZoneWednesday #YourLifeMatters

April 7, 2019

Find your zen in the work zone, speeding through life isn't work it. #WorkZoneWednesday #YourLifeMatters

April 8, 2019

At least one work zone related accident per day.

Let that sink in.

Let's work together to fix that.

#WorkZoneWednesday #YourLifeMatters

April 9, 2019

Be an example for other drivers around you and drive safely through the work zones! #WorkZoneWednesday #YourLifeMatters

April 10, 2019

These cones are made for safety.

Safety for you, our workers and their families.

#WorkZoneWednesday #YourLifeMatters

April 11, 2019

With its eyes on the phone, even the three-eyed raven can't win the Game of Cones. #YourLifeMatters #WorkZoneWednesday

April 12, 2019

Follow the speed limits and don't be the drag"on" traffic. #YourLifeMatters #WorkZoneWednesday

April 13, 2019

Some got a tax break. Some didn't. We just ask you to give our workers a break in work zones.  #YourLifeMatters #WorkZoneWednesday

April 14, 2019

We can together. We are all one. Drive safely in work zones. #WorkZoneWednesday #YourLifeMatters

April 17, 2019

Hit the can, man.

Help Keep Oklahoma Grand.

Don't litter. It's a distraction. #WorkZoneWednesday

April 24, 2019

Leave the bitterness on the court, not the highway. @OklahomaCity Thunder #WorkZoneWednesday

May 1, 2019

Look twice before changing lanes, you might save a motorcyclist. #WorkZoneWednesday

May 8, 2019

Moms know everything. Don't test them or the speed limit. #WorkZoneWednesday

May 15, 2019

Grad money shouldn't be spent on speeding tickets. Drive the speed limit. #WorkZoneWednesday

May 22, 2019

Today and everyday we honor the fallen. Drive safely to your weekend destinations. #WorkZoneWednesday

May 29, 2019

If you see high water, turn around don't drown. #WorkZoneWednesday

June 5, 2019

Secure your load before heading out, it might save person's life. #WorkZoneWednesday

June 12, 2019

From the best to the worst all Dad jokes should be heard. Drive safely this weekend. #WorkZoneWednesday

July 3, 2019

Paul Revere won't alert you to work zones, so check out our holiday traffic advisory as you plan for safe travels this weekend. #WorkZoneWednesday

July 10, 2019

Even the best jamming sessions require paying attention behind the wheel. Don't let Bennie get the best of you. Drive safely through work zones. #WorkZoneWednesdays

July 17, 2019

In the circle of life, slow down and enjoy life's moments even if it's in our work zones. #WorkZoneWednesday

July 24, 2019

 Let's not roast anything in the left lane. Pay attention and drive safely. #WorkZoneWednesday

July 31, 2019

 Have summertime gladness not sadness. It's more fun to drive safely and arrive alive.


August 8, 2019

This heat complicates things. Just drive safely and beat the heat this week. #WorkZoneWednesday

August 14, 2019

Buckle down to get good grades + buckle up for safety = one successful school year. With the new school year starting please be aware of children near bus stops. #WorkZoneWednesday

August 21, 2019

No need to make an unsafe pass just to be head of the class.

Use caution on trips to class and campus! #WorkZoneWednesday

August 28, 2018

You may get a day off work, but never take a day off from safe driving! #WorkZoneWednesday

September 4, 2019

Give your lifesaver the recognition it deserves - the spotlight in the seat, not just hanging out on the side. #WorkZoneWednesday

September 18, 2019

Also, don't forget to take a selfie in front of the Ferris wheel at the Oklahoma State Fair, just no selfies while driving please! �??��??? #WorkZoneWednesday #EyesUpPhonesDown

 October 2, 2019

Fall �???�??? = Football season �???�??? Drive safely as you go support your teams. #WorkZoneWednesday

October 9, 2019

Alright, alright, alright. Matthew McConaughey may be on the Texas sideline, but the #Sooners are bringing the heat. Drive safely to #OU/TX this weekend the University of Oklahoma The University of Texas at Austin #WorkZoneWednesday

October  16, 2019

Hope you didn’t forget it was #BossDay and you always make safe decisions while driving. #WorkZoneWednesday

October 23, 2019

“Fall” for the pun. You don’t need to speed through this fall weather. Slow down and enjoy it. #WorkZoneWednesday

November 6, 2019

Drinking hot coffee while driving is dangerous. Safe TEA first.

November 13, 2019

 Leave the crazy plays on the football field, not the highway. �???

Drive safely, sports fans! #WorkZoneWednesday

November 20, 2019

ICYMI: Olaf is going on another adventure in #Frozen2. Give him a warm hug and a promise to put your phone down. #WorkZoneWednesday

 November 27, 2019

Today is ODOT's and Oklahoma Turnpike Authority's Black Friday: longer lines, so plan extra travel time. �?�? #WorkZoneWednesday Plan ahead with our statewide Traffic Advisory:  /content/sok-wcm/en/odot/newsroom/2019/november/thanksgiving-and-bedlam-game-day-traffic-advisory-11-2119.html

 December 4, 2020

“What did the gingerbread man say when he got caught speeding in a work zone? “Man… that cost me a lot of dough!”
Put a smile on everyone’s face this holiday season by planning extra travel time to get through work zones safely. #WorkZoneWednesday

 December 11, 2019

How fast did the Grinch’s sled go? Max speed…but Max the pup went the speed limit. Thanks for driving safely along our highways. #WorkZoneWednesday

 December 18, 2020

ICYMI: The force is strong with this one: Set an example and put down the phone, don't tailgate and obey the speed limit through work zones. We have spoken. #WorkZoneWednesday #StarWars

 December 31, 2019

 Hindsight is so 20/20. Start off the new decade by looking ahead and driving responsibly. #WorkZoneWednesday #HappyNewYear2020

Last Modified on Feb 19, 2021
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