Orange is the color of the week!

Amelia Earlart Memorial Bridge goes orange

TOPEKA, Kan. — For the week of April 7-11, certain structures and buildings across Kansas will be lit up orange to help raise awareness on work zone safety.

Various locations that will display the orange color are the Amelia Earhart Memorial Bridge, the Governor’s Mansion and the Eisenhower State Office Building along with others.

All this orange is a part of the Kansas Department of Transportation and numerous safety partners’ efforts to participate in National Work Zone Awareness Week, a safety campaign that highlights the hazards and dangers highway workers and motorists face every day.

KDOT will also share blogs each day written by highway workers and law enforcement telling their experiences in work zones as well as photos of people wearing orange in support of highway workers.

Links to these and other information can be found on the KDOT website on the Go Orange link. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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