Safety critical in work zones |

Safety critical in work zones

As an employee of the Colorado Department of Transportation, I would like everyone to be aware that National Work Zone Awareness Week began on April 6.

My only son was killed by a drunk driver on October 11, 2002, while trying to perform his job duties as a traffic technician in a coned work zone on I-25 in Pueblo. He left behind a 9-year-old son and a 15-year-old step-daughter. Please respect the construction work zone and remember that construction workers, along with CDOT employees, are husbands, wives, sons, brothers and daughters.

The safety of highway workers and drivers depends on the care and caution you use when navigating through work zones. Motorists: Please slow down, obey the speed limit signs, and don’t drink and drive.

Rosemary Kingery

Alamosa, Colo.