Ellensburg Bull Wears Orange, Promotes Work Zone Awareness in Washington

| April 18, 2014

"The Bull" in Ellensburg, Washington sports an orange vest during National Work Zone Awareness Week. (Photo courtesy of Kittitas County Public Works)

“The Bull” in Ellensburg, Washington sports an orange vest and hardhat during National Work Zone Awareness Week. (Photo courtesy of Kittitas County Public Works)

As National Work Zone Awareness week came to a close last Friday, I asked you what your agency did to raise awareness in your city or state.

Maria Fischer, a Kittitas County (Washington) Public Works engineering tech, responded to tell me about several ways the agency spread the word.

Kittitas County Public Works employees wear orange to promote National Work Zone Awareness Week. (Photo courtesy of Kittitas County Public Works)

Kittitas County Public Works employees wear orange to promote National Work Zone Awareness Week. (Photo courtesy of Kittitas County Public Works)

Fischer said the agency alerted the press about National Work Zone Awareness week and put up posters in the lobby, which is shared with the County Building and Planning Departments. Agency employees also wore orange one day that week.

The agency is located in Ellensburg, Washington, which is home of a sculpture known as “The Bull.” During National Work Zone Awareness Week, The Bull helped spread work zone awareness by sporting an orange vest and hardhat.

Like I mentioned in my previous blog, work zone awareness doesn’t stop with the end of National Work Zone Awareness Week. Here in Alabama, I’ve noticed awareness efforts by the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT), including a billboard near my home.

What is your agency doing to promote work zone awareness? Tell me in the comments, or email me at amanda.bayhi@randallreilly.com.

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