June 29, 2021
Working on the road alongside traffic that is sometimes going 70 miles per hour or more can rattle even the most seasoned Iowa Department of Transportation veteran. Experience is a great teacher, and, over the years, we’ve learned a lot about how to keep our people safer during on-road maintenance operations.
Unfortunately, our work to keep our own team and those we hire safer is never done, as we learned last summer with the deaths of two of our own in work zone related crashes. The deaths of Lynn Roder from the Ashton garage and Jeff Arbogast of the Mount Pleasant garage sparked an initiative to develop more regular and formalized training for our on-road workers.