The Omaha City Council has set aside a week in April to encourage drivers to pay attention and slow down around public work sites.

The council unanimously approved National Work Zone Awareness Week to be marked the week of April 3rd in memory of a city employee who was fatally injured while filling potholes this year.

Salvatore Fidone III of Council Bluffs was hit by a car on 144th Street in January. He was working with a city crew to fill potholes near U Street when he was struck by a driver who drifted across the lane. Fidone later died. The driver has been ticketed on suspicion of misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide.

Mercer, Marcella (2017, March 29). Omaha City Council honors city employee fatally struck on job with National Work Zone Awareness Week. Retrieved from URL –