VDOT displays 'love' sign in Lynchburg to promote safety on the roads

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7)-- A new "love" sign has popped up in one of our hometowns and it's a little bit of a traffic stopper.

You can find it outside of VDOT’s Lynchburg District, made with traffic cones, a tire and road signs.

VDOT displayed the sign as a part of National Work Zone Awareness Week. They are reminding people to be safe while driving by active work zones.

"We want our employees and citizens to go home safely at the end of the day,” said Paula Jones, with VDOT’s Lynchburg District. “And that’s what this sign represents. We love our employees, we love the citizens of the commonwealth, we love what we do. But we just want to make sure everyone is safe in doing it."

Governor Northam declared the entire month of April as Highway Safety Month. Each week focuses on a different road issue.

Last year 843 people died on Virginia highways-a 20 percent increase since 2014.