St. Paul, Minnesota-based 3M said it was “proud to once again support the families of roadway workers” with a donation of $10,000 through the 3M Visibly Safer Work Zones Project. Now in its fourth year, the project supports ARTBA’s Transportation Development Foundation’s Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarships for children of roadway construction workers killed or permanently disabled on the job, as well as other roadway worker memorial scholarships.

3M said it makes its annual contribution by donating a portion of its sales of 3M™ Diamond Grade™ Fluorescent Orange Reflective Sheeting, which enhances work zone safety with fluorescent and retroreflective technology, “grabbing the attention of drivers during both day and night.” This year, 3M donated a portion of sales during National Work Zone Awareness Week, which took place March 23-27.

“At 3M we are committed to improving safety for roadway workers and motorists,” said Paul Acito, vice president and general manager of 3M Traffic Safety and Security Division and ARTBA vice chairman at-large. “We are proud to contribute to these scholarship funds, even as we work to create new innovations that we hope will one day eliminate the need for them,” Acito added in a statement from 3M.