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Near Greenwood in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

VDOT Workers’ Memorial

 
 
VDOT Workers’ Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 2, 2009
1. VDOT Workers’ Memorial Marker
Inscription. The monument before you honors Virginia state highway workers who lost their lives while serving the Commonwealth’s travelers. No public funds were used to build this memorial. It was built entirely with donations from Virginia Department of Transportation employees and retirees, family members, businesses and organizations throughout the state. The profiles reflect VDOT’s diverse workforce and the “missing worker.” The memorial was dedicated on September 17, 2004.
 
Erected 2004 by Virginia Department of Transportation Employees.
 
Location. 38° 2.683′ N, 78° 47.533′ W. Marker is near Greenwood, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker is on Interstate 64 at milepost 103.5, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. It is at the second scenic overlook east of the Skyline Drive exit (Exit 99). Marker is in this post office area: Greenwood VA 22943, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mirador (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Mirador (approx. 1.5 miles away); Nelson County / Albemarle County (approx. 2.3 miles away); Flight of Richard C. duPont
VDOT Workers’ Memorial and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 2, 2009
2. VDOT Workers’ Memorial and Marker
(approx. 3.4 miles away); Rockfish Gap Meeting (approx. 3.4 miles away); Rockfish Gap (approx. 3.5 miles away); Nelson County / Augusta County (approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker also named Rockfish Gap (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenwood.
 
More about this marker. The names of 131 employees are engraved on the memorial. The employees died between 1928 and 2005. Their names appear randomly in three columns.
 
Also see . . .  VDOT Workers Memorial: Fact Sheet. “To qualify for inclusion on the memorial, the deceased must have been an active full-time or part-time state highway transportation employee. The death must have been from a work-related accident, injury or illness. All confirmed for inclusion thus far died from on-the-job incidents. Many of the deaths occurred in work zone incidents.” (Submitted on August 21, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.) 
 
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VDOT Workers’ Memorial image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 2, 2009
3. VDOT Workers’ Memorial
Designed by Stephanie Lee and Harry Lee, the granite monument is 13 feet long and approx. 10 feet high.
VDOT Workers’ Memorial image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 2, 2009
4. VDOT Workers’ Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,663 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on , by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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