VDOT finds creative way to celebrate National Work Zone Awareness week

Posted at 10:32 PM, Apr 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-14 18:32:16-04

NORFOLK, Va. - The Virginia Department of Transportation kicked off National Work Zone Awareness Week with two new friends--Work Zone Willie and his new sidekick, Willie Jr.

However, Work Zone Willie and Willie Jr. aren't human, they're two creatures made out of orange construction barrels.

The national theme for Work Zone Awareness week is "Don't Be That Driver. Work on safety. Get home safely. Every day."

The campaign was created to remind drivers to stay alert, avoid distractions and pay attention to road signs and highway flaggers.