Guy F. Atkinson Wins Work Zone Safety Awareness Award

Guy F. Atkinson Construction LLC was recognized for its commitment to safety at the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) ninth annual Roadway Work Zone Safety Awareness Awards event on March 10 at the National Traffic Management & Work Zone Safety Conference held at the World of Asphalt show in Orlando FL.

The competition recognizes outstanding efforts to help reduce roadway work zone accidents injuries and fatalities. Atkinson was recognized in these categories:

Outreach Programs - Local/Municipal

Second Place: Guy F. Atkinson Construction LLC I-405 South Bellevue Widening Wilburton Tunnel Outreach
Widening the busy Interstate 405 corridor through Bellevue WA required closures to facilitate construction of new traffic lanes and demolish the Wilburton Tunnel. To ease congestion during closure periods Guy F. Atkinson Construction LLC employees developed and implemented a comprehensive communications plan. Project team members hosted a half dozen media and public education events pitched specific human interest stories distributed press releases and conducted direct community relations outreach through 300 local organizations. The program helped contribute to a 20 percent reduction in traffic in the north segment and a 60 percent reduction in the south section during peak closure periods.

Training - Local

First Place: Guy F. Atkinson Construction LLC I-405 South Bellevue Widening Design-Build Project
Guy F. Atkinson Construction LLC developed an extensive employee safety program to help reduce the recordable workplace incident rate by nearly half. The safety program was integrated into regular work routines on the I-405 South Bellevue Widening Design Build Project. It included a 34-module computerized safety training program smaller inter-active group training exercises and regular toolbox safety training-all of which began on each employees first day and continued throughout the project. Significantly the program required the participation of all project employees at Atkinson as well as subcontractors and Washington State Department of Transportation employees assigned to the project.