There are hundreds of major
construction projects across North Carolina on any given day, not including maintenance and
utility work zones (i.e., potholes or utility line repairs, or roadside
From 2012 to 2019, there were more than 43,000
crashes and 203 deaths in work zones across North Carolina. In 2019 alone, 30 people died.
The N.C. Department of Transportation's Work Zone
Safety Program aims to significantly reduce the number of work zone injuries
and fatalities in North Carolina by: