Wagman Participates in National Work Zone Awareness Week Events

(York, PA) Wagman leaders and project team members joined DelDOT officials, including Secretary Nicole Majeski, AAA Mid-Atlantic and Delaware State Police on Monday, April 15 at the I-95 / SR 896 Delaware Interchange project, in an event to recognize National Work Zone Awareness Week.

Held each year during the month of April, National Work Zone Awareness Week draws attention to work zone safety and safe driving through highway work zones. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Fatality Analysis Reporting System (NHTSA FARS), in 2022, 891 people died in work zones.

National Work Zone Awareness Week 2024
Wagman’s Brandon Zerilla speaks during Monday’s event in Delaware.

“We love what we do and we’re excited to deliver this new interchange at I-95/896 to increase safety and mobility to the residents and visitors of Delaware” said Brandon Zerilla, Project Manager for Wagman Heavy Civil. “But one of the most important things is that we go home every day to our family.”

The $224M I-95 / SR 896 Delaware Interchange project, located in New Castle County, DE, is designed to improve safety and reduce congestion on the heavily traveled I-95. The design eliminates a cloverleaf interchange with construction of flyover ramps to improve traffic flow at the busy intersection.

On Tuesday, April 16, Wagman participated in the 2024 Maryland Work Zone Unity Ride. This procession of industry vehicles raises awareness of work zone safety and honors those who have been affected by work zone accidents.

Wagman employees were encouraged to “go orange” for the day on Wednesday, April 17, to help raise awareness and bring national attention to motorist and work zone safety. Jobsite and office personnel coordinated photos as part of a social media campaign in an effort to further increase awareness with the general public.

To round out the week, all offices and jobsites will hold a moment of silence on Friday, April 19, as a tribute to the people who have lost their lives in a work zone incident.

“Safety is a core value at Wagman and we plan our work to send everyone home safe, every day,” said Lisa Wagman Glezer, President of Wagman, Inc. She continues, “We train our people to work safe and create safe work zones. We cannot control driver behavior. We ask all drivers to slow down in work zones, be aware and pay attention to signage. We support legislation that increases safety in work zones. We are proud to support the industry efforts to raise awareness during National Work Zone Awareness Week and we hope the message continues well beyond this week.”

The theme for this year is “Work zones are temporary. Actions behind the wheel can last forever.” For more information on National Work Zone Awareness Week, visit https://www.nwzaw.org/.

Wagman is a multi-faceted construction firm with major operations in heavy civil, general construction, and geotechnical construction services. Founded in 1902, Wagman is a fourth generation, family-owned company with offices in Pennsylvania and Virginia and is headquartered in York, PA. As a heavy civil contractor, Wagman is a nationally recognized leader within the industry. Wagman’s core competencies include: design-build, infrastructure, marine construction, modified concrete, grooving and grinding, and geotechnical construction services.

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