May 22, 2020
Our field forces hear and see a lot of things out on the road, but what Alex Bireline and Brett Gettler, highway technician associates in our Adair shop, heard and saw on April 24 was a first for them.
The two were repairing a sign along Interstate 80 when they heard what sounded like a crash down the road. “We didn’t actually see the crash,” said Bireline, “but we definitely heard it. I told Brett that we needed to get to the crash. He was already on the phone calling 911.”
Maintaining a reliable, predictable transportation system that you can count on every day is what we strive to achieve. When the roads on that system are in need of repair, that reliability and predictability can change.
Work zones are popping up all over Iowa. These areas can change traffic patterns and slow down your commute. There is a definite science and a bit of an art to designing a safe and effective work zone. This year, for the first time, Iowa’s industry partners included a work zone award in their annual awards ceremonies.