ODOT is making efforts to light up some Oregon bridges in orange lights—the color of safety warnings—to remind people about the dangers of construction work zones, after three construction workers were hit in active work zones just this week. One worker in Oregon was killed earlier this week, another severely injured the next day; a third flagger was hit just today in Washington State.
The Union Street Pedestrian Bridge in Salem has turned orange for a few days to remind travelers: See Orange: Zone In!
We’ll let you know when we arrange some other bridges to turn orange.
We have a simple message: When you see orange signs, barrels, cones, and barricades, slow down and watch for road construction workers.