Highway construction has never been considered “the safest” of jobs one can take. It might have state or federal benefits, based on the nature of the work and requirements of the contract, but has never been for the weak of heart in terms of safety versus danger. Fortunately, conditions are improving and safety during road construction projects has become an important consideration.
This is when signage becomes important. Drivers understand when they see a few road cones on the line between the right lane and shoulder of the road how someone is working there, or perhaps there’s a pothole to avoid. Larger scale work, repaving or building new lanes to a highway, require more time, equipment, and safety measures. Highway construction gets safer as contractors and employers understand how to take safety issues seriously.