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TxDOT unveils traffic barrel sculptures to encourage work zone awareness

National Work Zone Awareness Week is observed April 11-15.

TEXAS, USA —

National Work Zone Awareness Week runs from April 11-15, and the TxDOT El Paso District is bringing attention to the cause through art.

They put up several giant sculptures made entirely of orange traffic barrels that had been hit by distracted drivers.

Credit: TxDOT

The pieces featured a snake, a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a road worker.

Their hope is to remind drivers to slow down and stay alert when driving through the thousands of work zones in Texas to protect themselves and others.

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