Check Out the Shiny New Line Striper

The City of Lewes upgraded their line striper (AKA curb painter) this spring and it’s more than just a sweet ride.  Like many small agencies, they have used a walk behind model for many years and it was nearing the end of its life cycle.  The City considered their...

What’s The Deal with Decorated Crosswalks

Last October, we wrote about colorful crosswalks.  As we discussed then, many local agencies are drawn to these for various reasons and they are popular in some circles.  Still, there are concerns and it is likely that they can be designed to resolve those.  For...

It’s Paving Season – Some Contracting Reminders

Many of you are gearing up to repave some of your roadways this summer.  Gone are the days when the likely paving contractor lived in the area and coached the local little league team.  Maybe you relied on that team knowing you, knowing what you were expecting, and...

Just About Any Excavation Can Kill You

Last month, we were talking about the competent person role that is required by OSHA anytime an excavation is underway.  This month, we will talk some about excavations themselves. Remember that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines...