Contact: Columbia Public Works
The Clark Lane Non-Motorized Safety Project work shifted to night work on Monday, July 28. The decision to shift to night work, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., by the contractor was to reduce traffic issue and increase safety for the workers.
On the first night of roadwork, two motorist drove around flagmen on the project resulting in two near miss head on collisions.
The flaggers are well identified with reflective vests, are holding lighted and reflective traffic directional signs, and are clearly visible.
Don't Zone Out in Work Zones
Buckle Up! - Every trip, every time - safety belts save lives.
Stay Alert! - Dedicate your full attention to the roadway.
Follow Signs! - They'll guide you through work zones safely.
Expect the Unexpected! - Watch for flaggers, workers and equipment.
Pay Attention! - Turn the radio down and don't use your cellular phone.
Be Patient! - Remember workers are improving the road for future travels.
Don't Speed!- Follow posted limits and adjust for weather conditions.
Don't Drink and Drive! - Impairment of any kind is unacceptable.
Be Nice! - Merge as directed, don't tailgate and don't change lanes in a work zone.